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IRB Meeting Dates & Deadlines for studies requiring full board review

Submissions requiring full board review can be submitted anytime during the published submission window. Note that the last day to submit does not coincide with a meeting date. Submissions, including completion of your department’s internal review process, must be submitted by 4:30pm on the last day of the submission window.  This change in the processes was based on metrics, and when a submission is incomplete or additional information is needed it extends the review cycle and the amount of time to get final approval.  When a submission is received it will be assessed for completeness and to identify any missing information and will be placed on the agenda when determined by the HRPP/IRB to mitigate longer turn-around times.

Please note that studies that are being resubmitted in response to a deferral will have an alternate timeline that will allow for a timelier review and will be communicated with the IRB letter.

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

Submission Windows for Full Board Studies 2023 IRB Meeting Dates
Friday December 2 – Thursday December 15 January 12, 2023
Friday December 16 – Thursday January 5 February 2, 2023
Friday January 6 – Thursday January 26 February 23, 2023
Friday January 27 – Thursday February 9 March 9, 2023
Friday February 10 – Thursday March 2 March 30, 2023
Friday March 3 – Thursday March 23 April 20, 2023
Friday March 24 – Thursday April 13 May 11, 2023

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 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, Research Compliance Services, Prisoner Representative
  • Kristin Bissell, MD, Student Health and Wellness
  • 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
  • Nicole Landi, PhD, Psychological Sciences
  • Elaine Lee, PhD, Kinesiology
  • Catherine Little, PhD, Educational Psychology
  • Anita Morzillo, PhD, Natural Resources Management & Engineering
  • Sabato Santaniello, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • Tra Vinikoor, BSc, MSc, Biomedical Engineering (Graduate Student Representative)
  • Chris Bernard, PhD, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), IT Security (Ex Officio)
  • Tamika Blackburn, MD, Alternate IRB Member, Student Health and Wellness
  • Karen Christianson, RN, BSN, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Nicole Ferrari, MS, CIP, Alternate IRB Member, Research Compliance Services/IRB
  • Lisandra González, MPH, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Cassandra Myers, BS, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • John Navarro, MS, CSCS, Alternate Member, Kinesiology
  • Diane Sainsbury, MBA, Alternate IRB Member, Research Compliance Services/IRB
  • Lisa Sanetti, PhD, Alternate IRB Member, Educational Psychology
  • Jocelyn Springfield, Alternate IRB Member, Research Compliance Services/IRB