The IRB Committee meets to discuss requests for full review applications. All IRB applications and supporting documents must be submitted through Mentor IRB two weeks prior to the next IRB Committee meeting. Meeting review slots are limited. Full reviews are scheduled based on the order in which they are received. Once the meeting agenda is full, additional full reviews will be scheduled in the next available meeting.
Exempt and expedited application reviews do not require the IRB Committee to meet and the process takes about three to four weeks from final application submission (including faculty advisor approval) to a response from the IRB, unless additional questions and/or documents are required. During periods of high volume of applications, reviews may require an additional one to two weeks.
Until you have received written notice that your research has been approved, you must not begin to collect data or interact with human subjects.