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IRB Committee 3

IRB Committee 3 reviews all student-led human subjects research. Student-led protocols require a faculty sponsor; the faculty sponsor must ensure that IRB review/approval is obtained prior to research initiation. Specific IRB office hours, assistance, and training are available for students and/or their faculty sponsors.

IRB 3 does not review FDA-regulated research. 

The IRB office has established office hours especially for students:

  • Meet virtually or in person to ask questions about the IRB submission and review process
  • Want to discuss human subjects' issues related to your specific project? Meet virtually on Tuesdays or in person on Thursdays!
  • Receive guidance and answers to your specific questions in the drafting of your protocol before submitting it to the IRB
  • Share your screen virtually or bring your laptop, and we’ll walk you through ICON
  • Open office hours for students are from 9 am – 11:30 am virtually on Tuesdays ​via Zoom (see meeting information below) and Thursdays in person in room E. Cullen 403:
For Zoom meeting link click here
Meeting ID: 947 1808 6361
Passcode: 688024  

Attention Faculty Sponsors!

  • Unsure of how to best review student IRB protocols prior to applying your approval signature?

Make an appointment to work with a compliance specialist to walk through the application and discuss what the IRB looks for in an application. Faculty Sponsor Manual is also available to assist you in providing IRB-related guidance to your students.

  • Will a student be engaged in your IRB-approved human subjects research for their thesis/dissertation? In many cases, if aims and instruments align, this student may be added to your approved protocol and does not have to have a protocol of their own. Contact the IRB office for additional information or to determine on a case-by-case basis. 

Full Committee

Submission Deadlines IRB 3 Meeting Dates
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 Wednesday, October 04, 2023
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Wednesday, November 01, 2023
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Wednesday, December 06, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Wednesday, February 07, 2024
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Wednesday, March 06, 2024
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 Wednesday, April 03, 2024
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Wednesday, May 01, 2024
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Wednesday, June 05, 2024
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 Wednesday, August 07, 2024

*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 3 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.  

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.