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 14, 2020||Friday, August 28, 2020|
|Friday, September 11, 2020||Friday, September 25, 2020|
|Friday, October 19, 2020||Friday, October 23, 2020|
|Friday, November 6, 2020||Friday, November 20, 2020|
|Wednesday, November 25, 2020||Friday, December 11, 2020|
|Friday, January 8, 2021||Friday, January 22, 2021|
|Friday, February 12, 2021||Friday, February 26, 2021|
|Friday, March 12, 2021||Friday, March 26, 2021|
|Friday, April 9, 2021||Friday, April 23, 2021|
|Thursday, May 14, 2021||Friday, May 28, 2021|
|Friday, June 11, 2021||Friday, June 25, 2021|
|Friday, July 9, 2021||Friday, July 23, 2021|
|Friday, August 23, 2021||Friday, August 27, 2021|
*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.