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Institutional Review Board

Expedited and Exempt Application Review Schedule

IRB members will review expedited and exempt applications in the order they are received.  There are no specific deadlines for submitting applications but please note that our response time from the time of submission is 10 days. 

Full Application Review Schedule

IRB will review full applications using our online Cayuse system at regular intervals during the fall and spring semesters.  IRB meeting are scheduled for the following dates for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018:

  • Monday, September 11, 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Monday, September 25, 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 12, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 26, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 9, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 16, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 7, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 18, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

To ensure that applications are reviewed in a timely manner and to ensure that IRB members have adequate time to review the applications, we ask that all full applications be submitted 10 days prior to a full IRB meeting.

If you have a need for an immediate review, please contact us at irb@merrimack.edu with a rationale for why your application needs immediate attention.