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IRB Members

IRBs play an important role in the protection of human subjects. The federal regulations define the IRB’s role, authority, and composition requirements. All members must complete the Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement.


CITI Training

IRB members must complete the online CITI program courses. During CITI registration, you will be prompted to add courses. Select the courses required for IRB members. After you select the courses, the next screen will prompt you to select ‘Basic’ or ‘Refresher’. Choose ‘Basic’ if this is your first time taking a course under Drexel. Choose ‘Refresher’ if you have already been certified in a basic course under Drexel. On the next page, select the group called ‘IRB/Research Administration’. Note: please be sure to set your CITI preferred email address to your Drexel email. (For any CITI account previously registered with a non-Drexel email address, please take the steps outlined in the ORI CITI Update Email SOP to update your preferred address to your Drexel email.)

Required Training:

  • Human Subjects Research
  • Health Information Privacy & Security (HIPS)
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Conflicts of Interest

IRB Member Training

Serving as an IRB Committee member is a generous contribution to Drexel and its community. The Committee’s focus is to protect the safety and well-being of research subjects. This work requires that IRB members receive regular training in addition to maintaining current CITI certifications. The HRPP provides opportunities for education and discussion on a regular basis. IRB members are required to participate whenever possible.

IRB Member Training Presentation June 2021 [PPT]

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Investigator Guidance

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IRB Calendars

This schedule of IRB meeting dates and deadlines is subject to change. Investigators submitting by the posted deadlines are not guaranteed placement on any specific agenda.

IRB #1 Adult Medical (2nd Wednesday of the Month) – Time: 9am to 11am

IRB Meeting Date Date Agenda Locks  Submission Deadline to be Considered for Agenda
5/8/2024 5/1/2024  4/24/2024
6/12/2024 6/5/2024  5/29/2024
7/10/2024 7/3/2024  6/26/2024
8/14/2024 8/7/2024  7/31/2024
9/11/2024 9/4/2024  8/28/2024
10/9/2024 10/2/2024  9/25/2024
11/13/2024 11/6/2024  10/30/2024
12/11/2024 12/4/2024  11/27/2024

IRB #3 Social Behavioral Educational (4th Monday of the Month) – Time: 12pm to 2pm

IRB Meeting Date Date Agenda Locks  Submission Deadline to be Considered for Agenda
5/27/2024 – Memorial Day, no meeting  
6/24/2024 6/17/2023  6/10/2024
7/22/2024 7/15/2024  7/8/2024
8/26/2024 8/19/2024  8/12/2024
9/23/2024 9/16/2024  9/9/2024
10/28/2024 10/21/2024  10/14/2024
11/25/2024 11/18/2024  11/11/2024
12/30/2024 – Holiday, no meeting  

IRB #4 Pediatric Medical (3rd Wednesday of the Month) – Time: 8am to 10am

IRB Meeting Date Date Agenda Locks  Submission Deadline to be Considered for Agenda
5/15/2024 5/8/2024  5/1/2024
6/19/2024 – Juneteenth holiday, no meeting  
7/17/2024 7/10/2024  7/3/2024
8/21/2024 8/14/2024  8/7/2024
9/18/2024 9/11/2024  9/4/2024
10/16/2024 10/9/2024  10/2/2024
11/20/2024 11/13/2024  11/6/2024
12/18/2024 12/11/2024  12/4/2024