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 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 and send the hard copy originals to the IRB office at the above address.

Applications for Convened IRB Review - 2020 Submission Due Dates and Meeting Dates:

Submission Deadline Meeting Date  
December 11, 2019 January 8, 2020*
January 22, 2020 February 5, 2020  
February 12, 2020 March 4, 2020  
March 11, 2020 April 1, 2020  
April 15, 2020 May 6, 2020  
May 13, 2020 June 3, 2020  
June 24, 2020 July 8, 2020*  
July 15, 2020 August 5, 2020  
August 12, 2020 September 9, 2020*  
September 16, 2020 October 7, 2020  
October 14, 2020 November 4, 2020   
November 11, 2020 December 2, 2020  
December 16, 2020 January 6, 2021  

* Date changed due to holidays

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