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How long can I expect the approval process to take?


Approval times provided below reflect the median number of days for submissions during calendar year 2013.

Full committee reviews – initial submission (n=118)

  • From IRB receipt to first meeting: 32 days
     
  • From first meeting to approval: 26.5 days
     
  • From IRB receipt to approval: 75 days
     
  • 70% of the human research projects that underwent full committee review were approved at the first meeting (this includes projects that were granted full approval at the initial meeting and approval pending modifications).
     
  • 23% of the human research projects that underwent full committee review were approved at the second meeting (studies were tabled required review at 2nd meeting and were then granted full approval at the 2nd meeting or approval pending modifications).

Full committee reviews – continuing progress reports (n=328)

  • From IRB receipt to approval: 37 days

Expedited reviews – initial submission (n=350)

  • From submission to approval: 35 days
     
  • From submission to exemption: 38 days

Expedited reviews – continuing progress reports (n=1211)

  • From IRB receipt to approval: 13 days
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