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The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has four Institutional Review Boards, or IRBs: Committees A, B, C and D. For more information, read the policy regarding IRB Committee Structure. Generally, any item may be reviewed by any Committee.
Refer to the table below for the full, current schedule of IRB meetings.
Fred Hutch IRB committees normally meet on Wednesdays as follows:
In months with a fifth Wednesday, there is no IRB meeting that week.
The IRB submission deadline for all items that require full committee review is 5 p.m. on the Friday three weeks prior to the meeting week. This allows staff time to screen and prepare applications for the Committee and time for the Committee members to review all materials in advance of the meeting.
New research applications that require full review at a convened meeting will be assigned to one of the four Committees for review. Applications are typically assigned to the next available Committee in the order they are received.
Committees review a maximum of five new applications per meeting. Complete submissions received by 5 p.m. on the day of the agenda deadline are placed on the meeting agenda, unless the meeting is already at capacity.
Modifications requiring full review will be assigned to the next Committee meeting based on the day a complete submission arrives in the Institutional Review Office (IRO), unless the meeting is already at capacity.
Continuing Review Reports are scheduled to be reviewed by the IRB in the 30-day period before the expiration date.
PI Responses to old business requiring full review will be assigned to the same Committee that reviewed the original submission.
Submissions received after the deadlines will be scheduled for the next available meeting. Requests for exceptions to the submission deadline must be presented in writing from the principal investigator.
If requested, the IRO Assistant Director and Committee Chairs may consider adding to the agenda an item received after the submission deadline based on the following criteria:
NOTE: Items requiring review by the Cancer Consortium’s Scientific Review Committee (SRC) must first have obtained SRC approval before submitting to the IRB for review. Contact CRScommittees@fredhutch.org if you have any questions about SRC review. The following schedule applies to projects submitted directly to the IRO, not the SRC.
|Committee||Submission Deadline||Meeting Date|
|D||April 15, 2022||May 4, 2022|
|A||April 22, 2022||May 11, 2022|
|C||April 29, 2022||May 18, 2022|
|B||May 6, 2022||May 25, 2022|
|D||May 13, 2022||June 1, 2022|
|A||May 20, 2022||June 8, 2022|
|C||May 27, 2022||June 15, 2022|
|B||June 3, 2022||June 22, 2022|
|D||June 15, 2022||July 6, 2022|
|A||June 24, 2022||July 13, 2022|
|C||July 1, 2022||July 20, 2022|
|B||July 8, 2022||July 27, 2022|
|D||July 15, 2022||August 3, 2022|
|A||July 22, 2022||August 10, 2022|
|C||July 29, 2022||August 17, 2022|
|B||August 5, 2022||August 24, 2022|
|D||August 17, 2022||September 7, 2022|
|A||August 26, 2022||September 14, 2022|
|C||September 2, 2022||September 21, 2022|
|B||September 9, 2022||September 28, 2022|
|D||September 16, 2022||October 5, 2022|
|A||September 23, 2022||October 12, 2022|
|C||September 30, 2022||October 19, 2022|
|B||October 7, 2022||October 26, 2022|
*Date shifted due to holiday