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IRB Committee 1

IRB Committee 1 is responsible for the full review of human subjects research protocols submitted by faculty/staff for:

  • Health & Human Performance (HHP) Department of CLASS
  • College of Education
  • College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Technology
  • Cullen College of Engineering
  • College of Nursing
All FDA-regulated research is also reviewed by IRB 1, regardless of college.

Full Committee

Submission Deadlines IRB 1 Meeting Dates
Friday, June 7, 2019 Friday, June 21, 2019
Friday, July 5, 2019 Friday, July 19, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019 Friday, August 16, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019 Friday, September 20, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019 Friday, November 15, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, January 3, 2020 Friday, January 17, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020 Friday, February 21, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020 Friday, March 20, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020 Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020 Friday, May 15, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020 Friday, June 19, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020 Friday, July 17, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020 Friday, August 21, 2020

*Dates are subject to change without notice if circumstances require rescheduling.

Expedited Review 

Protocols falling under an expedited category and involving no more than minimal risk, as well as minor changes in approved full board protocols, may be reviewed under an expedited process. The Chair of IRB 1 either reviews or delegates the review to one or more experienced IRB members, who review the protocol under applicable regulations and either approve or require modifications to the protocol prior to approval. An expedited reviewer may not disapprove a protocol, but may forward to the fully convened committee for further determination if warranted. Expedited submissions are considered on a rolling basis, thus turnaround time for these submissions is expected to be quicker than for protocols undergoing full board review.  

Exempt Status

Protocols falling under an exempt category defined under the federal regulations require administrative review by the IRB office to ensure that basic ethical principles, such as confidentiality of data and obtaining informed consent where applicable, are addressed. Applications for exempt protocols are reviewed by IRB staff on a rolling basis, thus turnaround time for these submissions is expected to be quicker than for protocols undergoing full board review.