Skip navigation

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

mary reed scene

Research Integrity & Education

Meeting Dates & Submission Deadlines

The University of Denver (DU) convened IRB meets during the 2nd week of each month based on the availability of the IRB members. For a protocol to be considered for presentation at that month's convened meeting, the complete submission must be in submitted in IRBNet no later than 5:00 PM a minimum of 10 working days prior to the meeting date. A complete submission includes all of the mandatory submissions forms/documents and valid CITI training completion for the entire research team.

For new submissions that are classified as minimal risk (exempt and expedited), no submission deadline has been established and full board review is not required. All Exempt and Expedited submissions are reviewed in the order received in the IRBNet submission system. If an expedited reviewer determines that the IRB application cannot be approved or that the study is more than minimal risk, the submission will be referred to the next full board meeting for consideration.

Only more than minimal risk studies, research with prisoner subjects, and other protocols not eligible for Exempt or Expedited review require Full Board review. If this applies to your proposed study, please refer to the meeting schedule below:

2017 Convened IRB Meeting Deadlines and Submission Deadlines 

Submission Deadline   IRB Convened Meeting Date  
December 19, 2016 January 10, 2017
January 31, 2017 February 14, 2017
February 28, 2017 March 14, 2017
March 28, 2017 April 11, 2017
April 25, 2017 May 9, 2017
May 30, 2017 June 13, 2017
July 25, 2017 August 8, 2017
August 29, 2017 September 12, 2017
September 26, 2017 October 10, 2017
November 28, 2017 December 12, 2017


Please keep in mind that the University of Denver observes several holidays and breaks during the course of the academic school year. During these closures, all university buildings close; therefore, the DU IRB does not meet and the DU HRPP/IRB staff will not be available.

*During the summer break, the DU IRB will not meet due to the availability of the IRB members.