IRB Committee 2 is responsible for the full review of human subjects research protocols for:
- C.T. Bauer School of Business
- McGovern College of the Arts
- College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), with the exception of HHP
- Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture & Design
- Graduate College of Social Work
- Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management
- UH Law Center
IRB2 does not review FDA-regulated research.
|Submission Deadlines||IRB 2 Meeting Date|
|Friday, August 13, 2021||Friday, August 27, 2021|
|Friday, September 10, 2021||Friday, September 24, 2021|
|Friday, October 8, 2021||Friday, October 22, 2021|
|Friday, November 5, 2021||Friday, November 19, 2021|
|Wednesday, November 26, 2021||Friday, December 10, 2021|
|Friday, January 14, 2022||Friday, January 28, 2022|
|Friday, February 11, 2022||Friday, February 25, 2022|
|Friday, March 11, 2022||Friday, March 25, 2022|
|Friday, April 8, 2022||Friday, April 22, 2022|
|Thursday, May 13, 2022||Friday, May 27, 2022|
|Friday, June 10, 2022||Friday, June 24, 2022|
|Friday, July 8, 2022||Friday, July 22, 2022|
|Friday, August 12, 2022||Friday, August 26, 2022|
*Dates are subject to change without notice if circumstances require rescheduling.
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 2 either reviews or delegates the review to one or more experienced IRB members, who review the protocol under applicable regulations and either approves or requires 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.
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.