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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the institution with which it is affiliated.

Drexel University has three internal Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The IRBs are composed of faculty and professional staff members as well as representatives from the local community.

Protocols requiring committee approval may be internally or externally designed and funded. On this website you will find the necessary forms and instructions to assist you in applying to the Drexel IRBs, as well as guidance on conducting human research in a manner that promotes protection of human subjects.

Investigators who plan to use an institutional review board other than the onsite Drexel IRB will submit to the external IRB in conjunction with the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). After the HRPP confirms regulatory and institutional compliance, the researchers will then submit directly to the designated IRB. Learn more

OHRP Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts

OHRP Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts [PDF]: The OHRP Decision Charts are intended to provide  guidance to investigators interested in non-human subjects research, exempt, expedited determinations and more. The Drexel IRB will need to review all applications and provided final determinations regarding the level of review.

Types of Reviews [PDF]

IRB #1 Adult Medical

Items required to meet a submission deadline are as follow:

  1. New Full IRB applications
  2. Periodic reports/renewals (periodic reports must be received by the scheduled meeting deadline in advance with protocol expiration date).

All other IRB submission and approval requests such as modifications and new reportable events (adverse event/unanticipated problems, protocol deviations) for Full review protocols currently approved by the IRB do not have a deadline. Submissions to the IRB regarding the items noted above are scheduled for review at the next scheduled IRB meeting.

Please Note: New Expedited, Exempt, Letters of Determination and Case Report/Study application are reviewed when received and do not adhere to the deadline calendar.

DHHS IRB Registration:IRB 1[PDF]

IRB #1 Deadline and Meeting Calendar 2018

Deadline Meeting Date
12/18/17 01/8/18
01/22/18 02/12/18
02/19/18 03/12/18
03/19/18 04/9/18
04/23/18 05/14/18
05/21/18 06/11/18
06/18/18 07/9/18
07/23/18 08/13/18
08/20/18 09/10/18
09/24/18 010/15/18
10/22/18 11/12/18
11/26/18 12/17/18

IRB #3 Social Behavioral Educational

Items required to meet a submission deadline are as follow:

  1. New Full IRB applications
  2. Periodic reports/renewals(periodic reports must be received by the scheduled meeting deadline in advance of protocol expiration date).
  3. All other IRB submission and approval requests such as modifications and new reportable events(adverse event/unanticipated problems, protocol deviations) for Full review protocol currently approved by the IRB do not have a deadline. Submissions to the IRB regarding the items noted above are scheduled for IRB review at the next scheduled IRB meeting.

    Please Note: New Expedited, Exempt, Letters of Determination and Case Report/Study applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and do not adhere to the deadline calendar.

    DHHS IRB Registration: IRB 3 [PDF]

IRB #3 Deadline and Meeting Calendar 2018

Deadline Meeting Date
12/28/17 01/18/18
01/25/18 02/15/18
02/22/18 03/15/18
03/29/18 04/19/18
04/26/18 05/17/18
05/31/18 06/21/18
06/28/18 07/19/18
07/26/28 08/16/18
08/30/18 09/20/18
09/27/18 10/18/18
10/25/18 11/15/18
11/29/18 12/20/18

IRB #4 Pediatric Medical

IRB submissions that use physician/staff/patient resources of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children(SCHC)must first be sent to the SCHC Office of Research Support. The IRB will not process a protocol that has not been initially reviewed by both Office of Research and the investigator's department head or designee. Original application must be printed and hand delivered to Eusebia Cruz, St. Christopher's Office of Research Support, Nelson Pavilion, 2nd Floor.

Applications must include signatures of the principal investigator(s), section chief, BAA/IIA for non-Drexel staff, and completed training prior to delivering forms to the Office of Research Support for initial review. Research Support will obtain the signature of the SCHC Director and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics. Always refer to IRB webpage for continued updates.

Note: Principal investigators/study coordinators are encouraged NOT to wait until the IRB deadline for SCHC Initial Review and should submit completed study applications, as revisions may be requested. Amendments and/or changes requested by IRB that do not require additional signature from the Department of Pediatrics may be forwarded via email to hrpp@drexel.edu.

Pediatrics/Perinatology-Institutional Review Board (IRB #4)

YEAR 2018 IRB MEETING SCHEDULE and PROTOCOL SUBMISSION DEADLINE DATES

Initial IRB submission using physician/staff/patient/resources of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (original application must first be printed and hand delivered to St. Christopher's Hospital, Office of Research Support, Nelson Pavilion, 2nd Floor: Attn: Eusebia Cruz). The IRB will not process a protocol that has been initially reviewed by both Office of Research Support and investigator's Department Head or designee.

DHHS IRB Registration: IRB 4 [PDF]

 

IRB Initial Application Review Deadline Application Submission Deadline IRB/SCHC Monthly Meeting 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Monday, Dec 27, 2017  

Thursday, January 4, 2018

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

Monday, Feb 26, 2018

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

 

Monday, Mar 26, 2018

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

 

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 

Monday, May 28, 2018

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 *(Café 1)

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 

 

Monday, Jul 23, 2018

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

Monday, Aug 27, 2018

 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

Monday, Sep 24, 2018

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

 

Monday, Oct 22, 2018

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

 

Monday, Nov 26, 2018

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Applications must include signatures of PI/Co-PIs, Section Chief, BAA/IIA for non-DU staff, and completed Trainings on HRP-201 prior to delivering to Office of Research Support (ORS) for initial review.  ORS will obtain signature of SCHC Director and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics. Always refer to IRB website: http://drexel.edu/research/human-research/humanSubjects/irb/ for continued updates.

NOTE: Principal Investigators/Study Coordinators are encouraged not to wait until IRB Deadline for SCHC Initial Review and should deliver completed application, as revisions may be requested by ORS.

Amendments, Progress Reports and/or changes requested by IRB does not require additional signature from Dept. of Peds and should be submitted electronically via Drexel COEUS Lite.