Allen College

ACIRB Application Processing Deadlines

Submission Deadlines for Research Requiring Full IRB Review

Applications for review of research requiring full ACIRB review must be received by the ACIRB before noon (12 PM) at least 2 weeks prior to the ACIRB meeting at which the application will be reviewed.  Earlier submission may be required if there is a holiday or break within the 2-week timeframe prior to the ACIRB meeting. ACIRB submission deadlines for research requiring full review are specified on the ACIRB Meeting Schedule webpage.

ACIRB Allen College Student EBP/QI Project Application Processing, End of Fall Semester

  1. EBP/QI project review applications that need to be approved for students planning to graduate in May must be complete and submitted to the ACIRB for review by noon on December 1.
  2. A complete application consists of the fully signed EBP/QI form and all supporting documents (e.g., documentation of institutional cooperation, approved project proposal paper, approval or clearance from the project setting's affiliated IRB if applicable, certificate of human subjects protections training if not already on file, permission to access private records if applicable).
  3. EBP/QI project review applications received after December 1 may not be reviewed until faculty reconvene for the spring semester.

  4. Students who submit EBP/QI project review applications after December 1 will be notified about the status of their EBP/QI projects no later than 7 business days after faculty reconvene for the spring semester.

  5. See also procedure for "ACIRB Applications Received Prior to and During Scheduled Breaks."

Deadline for Submitting Allen College Student EBP/QI Project Applications for Students Planning to Graduate in August

The Allen College MSN program requires that students planning to graduate in August must have complete EBP/QI project applications submitted to the ACIRB for review by noon on March 1.

Deadline for Submitting Allen College Student EBP/QI Project Applications for Students Planning to Graduate in December

The Allen College MSN program requires that students planning to graduate in December must have complete EBP/QI project applications submitted to the ACIRB for review by noon on July 15.

ACIRB Applications Received Prior to and During Scheduled Breaks

  1. For the purposes of this procedure, a scheduled break includes days on which there are no classes at Allen College (e.g., Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Spring Break, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July holiday), as specified on the Allen College Academic Calendar. This procedure excludes the break between the fall and spring semesters (See "ACIRB Allen College Student EBP/QI Project Application Processing, End of Fall Semester").
  2. The ACIRB will process complete, correct applications for review that are received by 12PM (noon) on the last business day before a scheduled break. This means the following:
    • Any EBP/QI applications received for review before 12PM on the last business day before break will be distributed to a reviewer on that day, but the deadline for notifying the PI about the status of the application will be the seventh business day after classes resume.
    • Applications intended for full ACIRB review that are received before 12PM on the last day business day before break will be distributed to ACIRB committee members and put on the next ACIRB meeting agenda for which the application is eligible (i.e., applications for full review must be submitted at least 14 days in advance of the ACIRB meeting at which they are to be reviewed).
    • Applications intended and/or eligible for expedited review will be distributed to reviewers, but the deadline for notifying the PI about the status of the project will be the seventh business day after classes resume.
  3. Applications received after noon on the last business day before break will be processed on the first business day after classes resume.