We would be happy to tell you everything is approved in 24 hours.  And it could be true if everything were perfect and all the stars aligned.  It is likely you would likely rather have us be realistic.  Here is what you should plan on.  If you have not heard back from us, please call.

Administrative reviews:  3 to 5 days

     Determination of human subjects research

     Certification of Exemption

IRB reviews by Expedited Process

Administrative Screening period – 3-5 days.

You will hear back only if there is an issue.  Otherwise it will be forwarded to the administrator.  Subtracting investigator response time, the time taken for review generally falls within 0-4 days.

IRB Review time – 2 weeks.

This time starts at the end of screening when it is ready for review. The median is about 8 days but the range is from 0 to 60 days including investigator response time.  Our in-house administrative and review time ranges from 0 to 14 days.

1 Month – If you can, why not submit a month early to take the pressure off yourself and us.  Allow yourself time to respond to questions.