2020-21 Application Deadlines | Webster University

2020-21 Application Deadlines

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is an integral part of research involving human subjects – researchers are encouraged to incorporate sufficient time within their project schedule to accommodate the process, particularly for studies requiring Full Board review. Submissions to the IRB are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis during each school term. However, no new applications will be reviewed that are submitted within 2 weeks of the end of a term until the following term. The following deadlines are for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Fall 1: October 2, 2020
Fall 2 and Fall Semester: November 27, 2020
Spring 1: February 19, 2021
Spring 2 and Spring Semester: April 30, 2021

The committee will try to provide a response within one week for Exempt research (Level I) and within two weeks for Expedited research (Level II), however, few proposals are accepted as originally submitted. The author should expect that the committee's response will point out areas where modifications are needed, and that the committee will expect the proposal to be revised and resubmitted. Occasionally, even the resubmitted proposal will be returned for further modification, lengthening the process.

New research proposals that require a Full Board review (Level III) must submit a completed application at least 2 weeks before the next meeting date for possible inclusion on that meeting's agenda. An application will not be placed on the meeting agenda until it has been cleared by the Expeditor and the Chair. 

Fall 2020 Committee Meetings

September 14
September 28
October 5
October 19
November 2
November 16
December 7

IRB Expeditor


Kara Carline
Academic Affairs
Loretto Hall 151
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: (314) 246-7476


Email: irb@webster.edu



IRB Chair


Vicki Coopmans, Nurse Anesthesia


Email: irb@webster.edu