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IRB Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institutional Review Board (HPHC IRB) is responsible for the protection of human subjects from unacceptable risks of research. The HPHC IRB has authority over all research projects conducted by HPHC/I.

A Sponsored Programs Application must be submitted for any research project to be conducted at HPHC/I, whether or not funding is involved. IRB review is one component of the Sponsored Programs approval process. IRB staff will indicate to the investigator the IRB meeting at which their proposal will be reviewed. The current IRB meeting dates and submission deadlines are:

2018 IRB Meeting Dates
Submission of Initial Applications and Continuing Reviews:
Deadline Date
Submission of Amendments:
Deadline Date
January 18 January 2 January 4
February 15 February 1 February 1
March 15 March 1 March 1
April 26 April 2 April 12
May 17 May 1 May 3
June 21 June 1 June 7
July 19 July 2 July 5
August No meeting No meeting
September 20 September 4 September 6
October 18 October 1 October 4
November 29 November 1 November 8
December No meeting No meeting

*Note: Submissions received on the deadline date must be complete and review ready to be placed on the Agenda for review at desired board meeting.

IRB forms and guidance are available in IRBNet. Please check regularly for updates or changes.

Contact the Senior Compliance Manger, IRB, Paula Tebeau, at 617-867-4587 if you have any questions about your submission.

Do you have concerns about a particular research study? Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute provides you with access to two hotlines on which you can share your concerns:

  • Research Participant Concerns: 1-800-807-6812
  • Research Misconduct Concerns: 1-617-867-4817

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