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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.
In general, Fred Hutch IRB committees meet on Wednesdays as follows:
Refer to the table below for the full, current schedule of IRB meetings.
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. 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, or IRO.
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. Items associated with a research project will generally be reviewed by the same committee. However, items may be assigned to other committees based on the date of complete submission.
NOTE: The IRB submission deadline for all items that require full committee review is 5 p.m. on Monday two weeks prior to the meeting week. This allows IRO staff one week to review and prepare applications for the committee and one week for the committee members to review all materials in advance of the meeting.
Applications received after the deadlines will be scheduled for the next available committee meeting. Request exceptions to the submission deadline in writing from the principal investigator, or PI.
If requested, the IRO assistant director and committee chairs will always consider adding to the agenda items received after the submission deadline based on the following criteria:
Research projects managed through the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium's Clinical Research Support, or CRS, team have different deadlines based on when submissions are received in CRS and when a Scientific Review Committee, or SRC, meeting occurs prior to IRB.
For more information on deadlines relating to projects managed by CRS, please call 206.667.4520.
NOTE: The following schedule applies to projects submitted directly to the IRO, not the SRC.
|Committee||Submission Deadline||Meeting Date|
|D||August 17, 2020||September 2, 2020|
|A||August 24, 2020||September 9, 2020|
|C||August 31, 2020||September 16, 2020|
|B||September 8, 2020*||September 23, 2020|
|D||September 21, 2020||October 7, 2020|
|A||September 28, 2020||October 14, 2020|
|C||October 5, 2020||October 21, 2020|
|B||October 12, 2020||October 28, 2020|
|D||October 19, 2020||November 4, 2020|
|A||October 26, 2020||November 12, 2020*|
|C||November 2, 2020||November 18, 2020|
|B||November 9, 2020||November 25, 2020|
|D||November 16, 2020||December 2, 2020|
|A||November 23, 2020||December 9, 2020|
|C||November 30, 2020||December 16, 2020|
|B||December 14, 2020||December 30, 2020*|
|D||December 21, 2020||January 6, 2021|
|A||December 28, 2020||January 13, 2021|
|C||January 4, 2021||January 20, 2021|
|B||January 11, 2021||January 27, 2021|
|D||January 18, 2021||February 3, 2021|
|A||January 25, 2021||February 10, 2021|
|C||February 1, 2021||February 17, 2021|
|B||February 8, 2021||February 24, 2021|
*Date shifted due to holiday