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IRB Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

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 2024 IRB Meeting Dates
January 19 – February 8, 2024 Thursday, March 7, 2024
February 9 – 29, 2024 Thursday, March 28, 2024
March 1- 21, 2024 Thursday, April 18, 2024
March 22 – April 11, 2024 Thursday, May 9, 2024
April 12 – May 2, 2024 Thursday, May 30, 2024
May 3- 23, 2024 Thursday, June 20, 2024
May 24 – June 13, 2024 Thursday, July 11, 2024
June 14 – July 4, 2024 Thursday, August 1, 2024
July 5 – 25, 2024 Thursday, August 22, 2024

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, Community/Prisoner Representative
  • Kristin Bissell, MD, Student Health and Wellness
  • Douglas Bradway, MA, CIP, Research Integrity & Compliance
  • Gabrielle Brewer, PhD(C), CISSN, Kinesiology
  • Jeffrey Burke, PhD, IRB Vice-Chair, Psychological Sciences
  • John Christensen, PhD, Communication
  • Valerie Duffy, PhD, Allied Health Sciences
  • Thomas Hogan, Community/Prisoner Representative
  • Elaine Lee, PhD, Kinesiology
  • Catherine Little, PhD, Educational Psychology
  • Anita Morzillo, PhD, Natural Resources Management & Engineering
  • Sabato Santaniello, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
  • 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 Integrity & Compliance
  • Lisandra González, MPH, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Jeanelle Graham, B.S., MPH, Alternate IRB Member, Research Integrity & Compliance
  • Nicole Landi, PhD, Alternate IRB Member, Psychological Sciences
  • Cassandra Myers, BS, Alternate IRB Member, HRP
  • Diane Sainsbury, MBA, Alternate IRB Member, Research Integrity & Compliance
  • Lisa Sanetti, PhD, Alternate IRB Member, Educational Psychology
  • Jocelyn Springfield, Alternate IRB Member, Research Integrity & Compliance