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5. What is the Turnaround Time for an IRB Application?

If the research study meets the Definition of Exemption or is determined to be minimal risk the research study should be approved in 7 to 10 business after IRB has received the application.


There are no submission deadlines for research studies determined to be exempt or present a minimal risk to the study subject.


Research studies which are determined to be greater than minimal risk require full board review and must meet submission deadlines. The approval process for "Greater than Minimal Risk" research studies is approximately one month.



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