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A topic that is causing quite a bit of stir in the IRB world:
Current IRB and IACUC turn-around times.
If your review has a deadline or specific time constraint, please give yourself and the reviewing committee enough lead-time to complete your review before your deadline.
Approximate time from submission to IRB decision:
For new protocols, progress reports, and protocol modification requests, depending on the type and complexity of the submission, the current average turn-around time for IRB determination is 30 days.
Approximate time from submission to IACUC decision:
For new protocols, progress reports, and protocol modification requests, the processing time is currently between 3-6 weeks depending on the type and complexity of the submission.
These turn-around times assume that the investigator responds promptly to committee review queries. For reviews that require full-board review, turn-around could be affected by the timing of full-board meetings.