IRB Submission Deadlines for Research Involving Human Subjects

Jan. 15, 2016

IRB Submission Deadlines for Research Involving Human Subjects

Does your research involve human subjects?

Prior to beginning such a project, all Webster faculty, students, and staff conducting human subjects research must submit an application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis during each academic term.

To make the process more efficient and provide timely feedback for faculty, students and staff, the following deadlines have been set for Spring 2016.

  • Spring 1 deadline: Feb. 12, 2016
  • Spring semester and Spring 2 deadline: April 15, 2016

Applications that do not meet the deadline may not be reviewed until the next term.

Submitting Proposals for Full Board Review

Please note that submitted proposals often require modifications prior to approval, which can lengthen the review process. We advise researchers (particularly those conducting research within tight deadlines) to anticipate such modifications and build this into their projected timelines.

New research submissions that require the full board review must submit a completed proposal at least two weeks before the next meeting date in order to be included on the agenda.

The Spring 2016 meeting dates for the full board review are: Jan. 22; Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 4, March 25, April 8 and April 22.

Refer to the IRB website for additional information about completing the application. 

Applications are to be submitted to Lisa Muex Sisson at For questions contact IRB at

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