Mail sent to email@example.com is processed initially by support staff who indexes the proposals and save documents to our IRB storageserver space. A member of the board is assigned to examine the proposal for appropriate level of review. If it requires full board review, it is sent to all board members. If not, then the assigned member will give it exempt or expedited review.
After your application is reviewed, you will either receive a letter stating approval or an email requesting additional information and a revision. Researchers should plan the initial review to take up to 10 days.
If a revision is requested, the researchers not only submit the revised proposal form and project description but also include a letter stating responses to the revisions requests. Similar to a letter to an editor an author will send when their manuscript is reviewed, it is helpful for the researcher(s) to respond specifically to the points made in the revision request, drawing attention to how the issues raised in the review were addressed.