How long is the processing time?


How long is the IRB review process?

The length of the review process is dependent upon the type of review, the time of year submitted (peak times are at the beginning of the semester - August-September and February-March), and the thoroughness of the application.  Be sure to submit all application materials (e.g., surveys, letters of permission) with your application to accelerate the review process.  We review applications in the order they are received. 

Average times from a complete submission to approval are as follows:

Exempt = 1-2 weeks
Expedited = 3-4 weeks
Full = 2 months

 NOTE:  Review of applications will not begin until ALL documents are submitted and the necessary conditions have all been met.



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