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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||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 19, 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|
|D||February 16, 2021*||March 3, 2021|
|A||February 22, 2021||March 10, 2021|
|C||March 1, 2021||March 17, 2021|
|B||March 8, 2021||March 24, 2021|
|D||March 22, 2021||April 7, 2021|
|A||March 29, 2021||April 14, 2021|
|C||April 5, 2021||April 21, 2021|
|B||April 12, 2021||April 28, 2021|
|D||April 19, 2021||May 5, 2021|
|A||April 26, 2021||May 12, 2021|
|C||May 3, 2021||May 19, 2021|
|B||May 10, 2021||May 26, 2021|
|D||May 17, 2021||June 2, 2021|
|A||May 24, 2021||June 9, 2021|
|C||June 1, 2021*||June 16, 2021|
|B||June 7, 2021||June 23, 2021|
*Date shifted due to holiday