Full Board Review Submission Schedule

FIU’s Institutional Review Boards

Health Sciences IRB (HS-IRB) reviews all medical and health research protocols (except those that meet the criteria for Western IRB review). HS-IRB members come from diverse backgrounds and have a broad range of both scientific and non-scientific expertise.

Social and Behavioral IRB (SB-IRB) reviews all non-medical research protocols including, but not limited to social, behavioral, humanities, education, anthropology, journalism, history, and environmental studies. The SB-IRB does not review protocols that are regulated by the FDA. SB-IRB members come from diverse backgrounds and have a broad range of both scientific and non-scientific expertise.

Schedule for SB-IRB Full Board Review

The FIU SB-IRB meets on the last Friday of each month, unless otherwise indicated. The following meeting dates are scheduled from January through December. SB-IRB Full Board Review meetings are normally held in the MARC Building – Room 412, but are subject to change. Meeting times will normally be at 10:00 AM, but are also subject to change.

Visit the IRB Membership Rosters web page for a full listing of the SB-IRB members and their contact information.

** These dates are subject to change

IRB Submission Due Date Full Board Review Meeting Date
December 28, 2020 January 29, 2021
January 22, 2021 February 26, 2021
February 19, 2021 March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021 April 30, 2021
April 23, 2021 May 28, 2021
May 21, 2021 June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 July 30, 2021
July 23, 2021 August 27, 2021
August 20, 2021 September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021 October 29, 2021
October 8, 2021 November 12, 2021
November 5, 2021 December 10, 2021

Schedule for HS-IRB Full Board Review

The FIU HS-IRB meets on the last Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise indicated. The following meeting dates are scheduled from January through December. HS-IRB Full Board Review meetings are normally held in the MARC Building – Room 412, but are subject to change. Meeting times will normally be at 10:00 AM, but are also subject to change.

Visit the IRB Membership Rosters web page for a full listing of the HS-IRB members and their contact information.
** These dates are subject to change

IRB Submission Due Date Full Board Review Meeting Date
December 23, 2020 January 27, 2021
January 20, 2021 February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 March 31, 2021
March 24, 2021 April 28, 2021
April 21, 2021 May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021 June 30, 2021
June 23, 2021 July 28, 2021
July 21, 2021 August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021 September 29, 2021
September 22, 2021 October 27, 2021
October 6, 2021 November 10, 2021
November 3, 2021 December 8, 2021

Attending Full Board Meetings

Investigators are invited to be present in the waiting area outside of the IRB meeting at the time of your proposal review to answer questions regarding your proposal. If you are available to attend the meeting, then please let the IRB Coordinator know in advance of the meeting date.

Full Board Meeting Agenda

The following areas will be discussed at the Full Board IRB Meetings (if applicable):

  • Educational Topic
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Review of Tabled Protocols
  • Review of New Protocols
  • Review of Renewal Protocols
  • Review of Amended Protocols
  • Review of FDA Risk Determinations
  • Administrative Issues
  • Open for Discussion