UT Southwestern Medical Center's Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets the first, second, third, and fourth Mondays and Wednesdays of each month (except some holidays) to review new research, modifications, continuing review, and reportable events of ongoing research applications.
Well-prepared submissions are assigned to an IRB meeting within approximately 30 days of submission. See FY2018 Submission and IRB Meeting Date Calendar for more details.
Occasionally, there are some factors which may require the study to be reviewed by another Board. These include:
- IRB Board membership expertise
- IRB Board membership conflict of interest with either the Sponsor or Investigator
- Date of study expiration