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:
1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27A
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:
| August 5, 2015
|| August 26, 2015
| September 2, 2015
|| September 23, 2015
| October 7, 2015
|| October 28, 2015
| November 4, 2015
|| November 18, 2015*
| December 2, 2015
|| December 16, 2015*
*Please note: Meeting dates are subject to change.