Meetings and Application Schedules

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 14 days. Principal Investigators should be aware that the review of a study may take additional time, given the situation with COVID-19.

Full Application Review Schedule

The IRB will review full applications using our online Cayuse IRB system at regular intervals during the fall and spring semesters. 

Fall 2020 Schedule

Friday, September 18, 10-11am
Friday, October 9, 10-11am
Friday, October 30, 10-11am
Friday, November 20, 10-11am
Friday, December 11, 10-11am

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 at least  14 days prior to a full IRB meeting. Again, Principal Investigators should be aware that the review of a study may require additional time, given the situation with COVID-19.

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.