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Meeting Dates and Deadlines

The CHA IRB typically meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month, or as needed. Applications for convened IRB review are due on the 2nd Wednesday of each month prior to the meeting. Please see the table below for the current calendar year deadlines.

The electronic version of the IRB application must be submitted to the by 2pm on the deadline date.

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 the and send the hard copy originals to Mrs. Rego at the above address.

Convened IRB Application Review - 2016 Submission Due Dates and Meetings:

Deadline Date Time Due Meeting Date*
December 16, 2015 4:00pm January 6, 2016
January 13, 2016 4:00pm February 3, 2016
February 10, 2016 4:00pm March 2, 2016
March 16, 2016  4:00pm April 6, 2016
April 13, 2016 4:00pm May 4, 2016
May 11, 2016 4:00pm June 1, 2016
June 15, 2016 4:00pm July 6, 2016
July 13, 2016 4:00pm August 3, 2016
August 17, 2016 4:00pm September 7, 2016
September 14, 2016 4:00pm October 5, 2016
October 12, 2016 4:00pm November 2, 2016*
November 16, 2016 4:00pm December 7, 2016*

*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