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 Dates|
|Friday, August 11, 2023||Friday, August 25, 2023|
|Friday, September 08, 2023||Friday, September 22, 2023|
|Friday, October 13, 2023||Friday, October 27, 2023|
|Friday, November 3, 2023||Friday, November 17, 2023|
|Wednesday, November 24, 2023||Friday, December 08, 2023|
|Friday, January 12, 2024||Friday, January 26, 2024|
|Friday, February 09, 2024||Friday, February 23, 2024|
|Friday, March 08, 2024||Friday, March 22, 2024|
|Friday, April 12, 2024||Friday, April 26, 2024|
|Thursday, May 10, 2024||Friday, May 24, 2024|
|Friday, June 14, 2024||Friday, June 28, 2024|
|Friday, July 12, 2024||Friday, July 26, 2024|
|Friday, August 09, 2024||Friday, August 23, 2024|
*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.