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Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The CHA IRB meets monthly, or as needed. Applications for convened IRB review are due on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Please see the table below for the current calendar year deadlines. The IRB typically meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

The electronic version of the IRB application must be submitted to Ida Rego by 4 p.m. on the deadline date. Please note: There are no exceptions.

The original hard copy of the protocol, including all appendices, and original signature submission forms is due in the IRB office the week following the deadline date. Please send all materials to:

Ida Rego
IRB Office
1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 26
Cambridge, MA 02141

To ensure on-time delivery of the hard copies, it is recommend that the application be hand-delivered to the IRB office. The application must be signed by the Department Chief and must be complete, including submission of all conflict of interest forms, or it will not be reviewed.

Minimal risk studies (exempt, expedited) do not have submission deadlines. These studies are reviewed in the order of receipt. Please also submit these studies to Ida Rego electronically and send the hard copy originals to Mrs. Rego at the above address.

Convened IRB Application Review - Remaining 2015 Submission Due Dates and Meetings:

Deadline Date Time Due Meeting Date*
 September 2, 2015  4:00pm  September 23, 2015
 October 7, 2015  4:00pm  October 28, 2015
 November 4, 2015  4:00pm  November 18, 2015*
 December 2, 2015  4:00pm  December 16, 2015*

*Please note: Meeting dates are subject to change.

IRB Office Contact
Ida Rego 

IRB office: (617) 806-8702
IRB office fax: (617) 806-8710

IRB office physical location:
1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 26
Cambridge, MA 02141

IRB office mailing address:
Cambridge Health Alliance
Institutional Review Board Office
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
IRB Leadership Contact
We can be reached through the IRB office at (617) 806-8702:

J. Glover Taylor
Institutional Official
Chief Compliance Officer

Jennifer A. Graf
Manager, Human Research Protection Program and Research Integrity

Lior Givon, MD, PhD
IRB Chair

Sarah E. Nelson, PhD
IRB Vice-Chair