• Affiliated With

    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Meeting Dates & Deadlines

The CHA IRB typically meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month, or as needed. In general, 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 CHAIRBOffice@challiance.org by 2pm on the deadline date. The original hard copies, including all appendices and original signature submission forms, are due in the office within five (5) business days of the electronic submission. The submission will not be processed until the original hard copies are received.

Please send all materials to:

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 the PI, 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 CHAIRBOffice@challiance.org and send the hard copy originals to the IRB office at the above address.

Convened IRB Application Review - 2017 and 2018 Submission Due Dates and Meetings:

Deadline Date Meeting Date
October 11, 2017  November 1, 2017
November 15, 2017  December 6, 2017
December 13, 2017  January 10, 2018*
January 17, 2018  February 7, 2018
February 14, 2018  March 7, 2018
March 14, 2018  April 4, 2018
April 11, 2018  May 2, 2018
May 16, 2018  June 6, 2018
June 13, 2018  July 11, 2018*
July 11, 2018  August 1, 2018
 August 22, 2018  September 12, 2018*  
 September 12, 2018  October 3, 2018  
 October 17, 2018  November 7, 2018  
 November 14, 2018  December 5, 2018  

* Date change due to holiday


    Contact Us

  • Ida Rego

    Office Contact P: (617) 806-8702 Email
  • IRB office mailing address

    Cambridge Health Alliance
    Institutional Review Board Office
    1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02139
  • J. Glover Taylor

    Institutional Official
    Chief Compliance Officer
  • Jennifer A. Graf

    Human Research Protection Program & Research Integrity
  • Lior Givon, MD, PhD

    IRB Chair Email
  • Sarah E. Nelson, PhD

    IRB Vice-Chair Email