IRB Proposal Review SchedulePage address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/irb/schedule.html
IMPORTANT NOTE: The IRB cannot review a submission until it has been electronically signed and submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI). Students and adjunct faculty cannot be PIs for purposes of IRB research.
IRB attempts to meet the review schedule listed below. However, the submission rate for IRB proposals periodically increases to a level that results in an increased review time. Level I and II proposals are processed on an ongoing basis during the semester. Please see "Summer Schedule" below for information about the changes in the review schedule in May, June, July, and August . Investigators do NOT have to wait for the full board to meet to have a proposal reviewed.
- Level I submissions and resubmissions that are complete and electronically signed by the PI (not a student or adjunct faculty) will be reviewed within seven (7) working days.
- Level II submissions and resubmissions that are complete and electronically signed by the PI (not a student or adjunct faculty) will be sent to the reviewer(s) within 48 working hours of being received. Investigators should expect at least 10-13 working days before they receive a review.
- Level III submissions and resubmissions that are complete and electronically signed by the PI (not a student or adjunct faculty) will be assigned to the next full board meeting if they are received at least five working days before a board meeting. The full board meets the first Friday of the month during the academic year (September to May). Meeting Dates
Important Note: There are no scheduled meetings of the IRB in June, July, or August. If a Level III proposal is submitted, a meeting will be called.
Summer Schedule: The MSU IRB only functions on a part time basis in summer so reviews may be delayed. The following schedule will be observed.
Level I and II
Proposals submitted on Will be reviewed by
Before April 17, 2017 May 8, 2017 (final day of spring semester)
April 18 - May 8, 2017 May 17, 2017 if possible
May 17 – July 25, 2017 Within 2 weeks when possible
July 26 – August 10, 2017 August 24, 2017
Special arrangements will be made to review any Level III submissions.