IRB Submission and Meeting Dates


Submission and Deadline instructions

All IRB submissions should be routed through the online submission system, AURA-IRB. Please access AURA-IRB through the AURA webpage:

Submissions are due by the start of business day on the day following the deadline, unless otherwise noted. Late submissions of new protocols and amendments will be accepted for the next deadline. The IRB cannot guarantee that late submissions of renewals will be reviewed.

Incomplete protocol submissions will not be reviewed until all necessary materials have been received regardless of the date the initial submission was received. Note that this also applies to contract materials for concurrent routing.

Concurrent routing: Submissions should be routed concurrently through the IRB office and OCR. OCR will determine if the appropriate materials have been submitted prior to review by the IRB. If appropriate materials have not been submitted, the submission will not be reviewed by the IRB, regardless of the original submission date.


Submission dates

Submission and meeting dates now available through July 2019. Please find these dates using the links below.

New Protocol Submission and Meeting Dates (pdf)

Continuing Review Submission and Meeting Dates (pdf)


Upcoming deadlines:

New Protocols:>>> Deadline Meeting Date
  Monday, January 28 Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  Monday, February 11 Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  Monday, February 25 Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  Monday, March 11 Tuesday, April 2, 2019


CRs>>> Deadline Meeting Date
expiring mid Apr-mid May full review: Friday, February 15 Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  expedites: between February 18-March 8  
expiring mid May-mid June full review: Friday, March 15 Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  expedites: between March 18-April 5  


Clinical Trials Review Committee

Per IRB policy, protocols requiring review by the Clinical Trials Review Committee (CTRC) must be approved by the CTRC or approved with stipulations prior to review by the IRB. Deferred studies or studies which have not yet undergone review by the CTRC will be returned to the PI if submitted to the IRB. For clarification regarding what studies require review by the CTRC, please see the IRB Policies and Procedures Manual. For further information on the CTRC, please contact the UC Comprehensive Cancer Center, or see the submission guidelines, below.
updated guidelines posted 1/14/19
updated deadlines posted 12/10/18

CTRC Meeting Schedule

PRMS Guidelines 2019