Meeting Teams and Schedule


The following schedule applies to applications requiring IRB review at a fully convened meeting, not to those eligible for expedited review. Expedited reviews are conducted on a rolling basis, as are determinations of exemption and non-human subjects research.

All meetings start at 4 pm and are currently held via Zoom, with a link provided to attendees in advance.

Observations of IRB Meetings: Please contact the facilitators for the meeting you wish to observe, below, and include a completed nondisclosure agreement (DOCX). We will only be able to accommodate requests made at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled meetings. Please be sure your Zoom name matches the name on the nondisclosure agreement you provide in advance so that you can be admitted from the waiting room. Thanks for your understanding!

Full contact information is under "Research Protocol Analysts" panel here: IRB Staff



Overview of Committees

Committees A & B
Biomedical
Committee C
Sociobehavioral
Committee Q
Noncompliance,
Unanticipated Problems

Meets 5x/month:
First Three Wednesdays
1st Thursday
4th Tuesday

Meets as needed; most studies are expeditable

Meets 1x/month:
3rd Thursday

Upcoming Holidays and Associated eIRB Submission Considerations

As the holiday season approaches, please submit early and anticipate longer turn-around times.

  • If your study is expiring prior to Friday January 13th or close to holiday period, please submit complete continuing reviews 45 days or more in advance considering the holidays. For new study submissions and modifications, please submit as early as possible and alert the analyst about any external deadlines.

Please be sure to use our required protocol and consent templates and review our page level guidance. Please see our committee meetings page for meetings that will be shifted due to the holidays.

  • October 2022:
    • The B1 meeting on October 5th has been cancelled due to it falling during Yom Kippur.
    • There may be minor delays with some Biomedical reviews due to our members’ involvement in the EPIC/OnCore roll out.
    • Monday October 10th – Wednesday October 12th: The Emory IRB staff will be attending ORA Research Week and will be checking inboxes intermittently.
  • November 2022: Emory IRB will be closed Thursday November 24th – Friday November 25th
  • December 2022 – January 2023: Emory IRB will be closed Friday December 23rd through Monday January 2nd.