Institutional Review Board

The meeting schedule applies to studies that require Full Board review by the entire Institutional Review Board.

IRB Meeting Schedule

February 5, 2024 12:30pm-1:45pm

March 12, 2024 12:30pm-1:45pm

Cancelled: April 11, 2024 12:30pm-1:45pm

May 23, 2024 12:30-1:45pm

IRB Summer Vacation Period: August 1, 2024 through August 30, 2024. Please submit protocols by July 12th for processing and initial review prior to the break. 

September Meeting TBD  

October Meeting TBD

November Meeting TBD 

December Meeting TBD 

IRB Vacation Period: December 20, 2024 through January 10, 2025.  Please submit protocols by November 29th for processing and initial review prior to the break.

Protocol Review Schedule

IRB applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as received. The duration of the review process will vary according to the protocol review category and specifics of the research project.    

  1. Protocol Category Exempt – a minimum of two weeks; submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  2. Protocol Category Expedited - a minimum of three weeks; submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  3. Protocol Category Full Board Review protocol must be submitted to the IRB a minimum of two weeks prior to the next occurring scheduled IRB meeting.  Studies that include more than minimal risk to participants or involve a vulnerable population, such as children, pregnant women, or prisoners, will fall into this category

Other Questions or concerns:  Please email

IRB Policy and Procedures

In January 2019, the Federal regulations that establish the foundation for the ethical use of human subjects in research, known as the Common Rule, were modified.  In response, WP separated the "IRB Policy" and "IRB Procedures" to establish a policy-based foundation for the use of human subjects while enabling the implementation of procedures that can be updated from time-to-time without needing to pass a new policy.  The Procedures implement the changes to the Common Rule.  

IRB Policy (Adopted by Faculty Senate and Provost, Spring 2019)

IRB Procedures (Adopted by the IRB, January 31, 2022)

Other Resources

Gift Card Purchase and Oversight SOP

Belmont Report

Office of Human Research Protection, Department of Health & Human Services

1800 Valley Road,
Room 218
Office Hours
Monday to Friday:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
by Appointment

Federal Wide Assurance for the Protection of Human Subjects for Institutions within the U.S.

IRB Registration Number: IRB00002064