Institutional Review Board (IRB) meeting calendar

2013-2014 Meeting Dates

Find IRB meeting dates and deadlines for submission for the 2013-2014 academic year. All meetings take place at 10:00 A.M. unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held in Emerald City Anthropology Department, Room 110 (Building 98).


SemesterMeeting DateDeadline for Full-Board Submission
Summer 2013June 3, 2013May 20, 2013
Fall 2013August 19, 2013August 5, 2013
 September 9, 2013August 26, 2013
 October 7, 2013September 23, 2013
 November 4, 2013October 21, 2013
 December 9, 2013November 18, 2013
Spring 2014January 13, 2014December 16, 2013
 February 3, 2014January 20, 2014
 March 3, 2014February 17, 2014
 April 7, 2014March 10, 2014
 May 5, 2014April 21, 2014
Summer 2013June 2, 2014May 19, 2014

Other Dates:

  • First day of Fall Semester August 28, 2013
  • Last day of Fall Semester December 19, 2013
  • First day of Spring Semester January 13, 2014
  • Spring Break March 17-21, 2014
  • Last day of Spring Semester May 9, 2014

Researchers should consult this calendar if proposing projects that involve:

  • greater than minimal risk
  • invasive procedures
  • at-risk populations
  • potential physical, psychological, or legal harm to participants or researchers

If you are not sure if your project will be reviewed by the full board, you can consult the IRB office at 928-523-4236. Keep in mind that the final decision about the review status of your application will not be made until your application is submitted to the IRB office.

Types of IRB review

  • Exempt from continuing review: Studies that have been approved under the exempt category do not have approval expirations as expedited or full board reviews do. They do not need to be reviewed after one year unless there have been changes in the research that could change the review type from exempt to expedited or full board, such as an additional type of data collection or an expansion of participants to include special or vulnerable groups.
  • Expedited review: These reviews are approved by the IRB Director and must be renewed on an annual basis, or on a more frequent basis if the nature of the study is particularly sensitive.
  • Continuing review of an ongoing expedited or full board review: The Application for Continuing Review is available on the main IRB website. Continuation requests should be submitted 11 months after the last approval date. Approved applications are usually approved within five days of submitting the application unless changes in the research warrant full board review.
  • Full board review: Applications that are found to necessitate review by the convened IRB must be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the meeting. Comments made by the IRB will be returned to the applicant within three days of the meeting. Revisions should be submitted back to the IRB Director within 30 days of receiving feedback from the board.