IRB Proposal Review SchedulePage address: https://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.
Winter Break Schedule: Protocols submitted to IRBNet between December 1rst and noon on December 18th will be sent for review if they have the PI signature but please do not expect the reviewers to complete a review until the first week of classes in January. Protocols submitted to IRBNet after noon on December 18th will not be sent for review until January 7th.