IRB Deadlines & Meeting Dates

Winter Holidays & Timelines

To respect our reviewers' personal time during winter break, the IRB will not intake or process expedited or full-board submissions until January 4. The IRB office will handle inquiries and process exempt/NHSR applications through Dec. 18, then will be closed until Jan. 4. Due to a likely backlog and continued understaffing, expect significant delays in response/processing during the winter term and plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and patience. May you have safe and happy holidays!


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 

The IRB does not review full-board submissions during the summer. During the academic year, full-board protocol submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. Friday two weeks before the scheduled meeting.

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 Academic Year 2020-21

Due to reduced staffing and delayed processes, submit your full board protocol as soon as possible.

WQ Submission DeadlineWQ Meetings
 Jan. 4 Jan. 15
Jan. 29 Feb. 12
Feb. 26 March 12


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