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IRB Meeting Dates & Deadlines for studies requiring full board review

Studies that involve more than minimal risk are reviewed by the the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at a fully convened meeting. Material requiring full board review must be submitted by the published submission deadlines to provide sufficient time for screening and review prior to the meeting date. Submissions, including completion of your department’s internal review process, must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date.

(Studies that involve minimal risk are eligible for expedited review and can be submitted at any time. For questions regarding the risk-level of a study, contact the IRB Office.)

Deadlines for Full Board Submissions IRB Meeting Dates
Thursday, April 21, 2022 Thursday, May 12, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Thursday, June 2, 2022
Thursday, June 2, 2022 Thursday, June 23, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022 Thursday, July 14, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022 Thursday, August 4, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Thursday, August 25, 2022
Thursday, August 25, 2022 Thursday, September 15, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Thursday, October 6, 2022
Thursday, October 6, 2022 Thursday, October 27, 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022 – Note that this deadline is two weeks after previous deadline. Thursday, November 10, 2022 – Note that this meeting is two weeks after previous meeting.
Thursday, November 10, 2022 Thursday, December 1, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022 Thursday, December 22, 2022

IRB Members

The IRB is composed of members of the University and local communities.   The individual members contribute the professional competency necessary to review specific research activities representing a broad range of disciplines through experience and expertise in their fields. In addition, the IRB seeks diversity in race, gender and cultural backgrounds to promote sensitivity to community attitudes and respect for the rights and welfare of human subjects. If you are interested in serving on the IRB, contact the IRB Office.

The fully convened IRB meets approximately every three weeks on the Storrs campus and is made up of the following members:

  • Rachel Tambling, PhD, IRB Chair, Human Development and Family Sciences, Ph: 860.486.6111, rachel.tambling@uconn.edu
  • Jennie Albert, PhD, Prisoner Representative/Unaffiliated Member
  • Kristin Bissell, MD, Student Health Services
  • Jeffrey Burke, PhD, IRB Vice-Chair, Psychological Sciences
  • Douglas Bradway, MA, CIP, Research Compliance Services/IRB
  • John Christensen, PhD, Communication
  • William Dennett, MA, Community/Unaffiliated Member
  • Valerie Duffy, PhD, Allied Health Sciences
  • Elaine Lee, PhD, Kinesiology
  • I’Jaaz Muhammad, BS, Biomedical Engineering (Graduate Student Representative)
  • Emily Myers, PhD, Psychological Sciences; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Lisa Sanetti, PhD, Educational Psychology
  • Sabato Santaniello, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Chris Bernard, PhD, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), IT Security (Ex Officio)
  • Tamika Blackburn, MD, Alternate IRB Member, Student Health Services
  • Ock Chun, PhD, MPH, Alternate IRB Member, Nutritional Sciences
  • Karen Christianson, RN, BSN, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Lisandra González, MPH, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Catherine Little, PhD, Alternate IRB Member, Educational Psychology
  • Cassandra Myers, BS, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Tra Vinikoor, BSc, MSc, Alternate IRB Member, Biomedical Engineering (Graduate Student Representative)