IRB Deadlines & Meeting Dates


NOTE: The IRB will be closed for spring break (from 3 p.m. March 19 to 9 a.m. March 29) All business will be handled according to priority when the office reopens, but due to understaffing, you may experience significant delays in response/processing. Thank you for your patience.



Exempt and expedited reviews occur on a rolling basis throughout the year. See Review Categories & Timeline for more information. For further guidance or consultation, contact the IRB at 206-296-2585 or 

We invite you (and if applicable, your Faculty Adviser) to attend a portion of the full-board meeting to answer questions and provide clarifications. This practice facilitates the board's deliberation and revision requirement process.

Full Board Deadlines and Meetings for SQ21

Due to reduced staffing and delayed processes, submit your full board protocol as soon as possible. To be considered for review, all full-board protocol submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday two weeks before the scheduled meeting.

SQ Submission DeadlineSQ Meetings
 April 2 April 16
April 30 May 14
May 28 June 11


The IRB does not review full-board submissions during the summer. Please plan accordingly.