IRB Meetings and Deadlines


COVID-19 IRB Submissions UPDATE

Effective 3/17/2020 the IRB Administration Office is not accepting in-person visits or paper submissions until further notice.

For non-eProtocol submissions please follow the

Non eProtocol Submissions Mitigation Plan

ONLY submissions that require Full Board review are required to meet a deadline in order to be added to the agenda for a specific committee meeting each month.

Research that qualifies for Exempt or Expedited review have no deadline.

Note:  The IRB Administration Office follows the WSU closure schedule. 

2021 IRB Meeting Dates and Deadlines (Revised 5.2021)

2020 IRB Meeting Dates and Deadlines 

New/Initial Full Board, Exempt & Expedited Submissions now accepted via eProtocol ONLY (excluding VA)

VA Full Board, Exempt and Expedited paper submissions for IRB review must be emailed to the IRB Office at:

  • Veterans Administration (VA) Full Board Submission please use the current version of the Protocol Summary Form.  VA submissions please refer to the Submission Instructions and Checklist on the IRB Forms and Submissions Requirements web page. M1 and B3 are the IRB committees designated to review VA submissions.
  • Amendments and Continuations Submissions: Studies not previously submitted using eProtocol please refer to the instructions provided on the amendment and continuation forms.



  • For full board non eProtocol submissions email documents to the assigned IRB boards:


Submission forms and submission instructions are available on the IRB's Forms website

For eProtocol submission guidance tools and training please visit the IRB's Education webpage

Status Updates send an email to:


External IRB Requests: For submission of reliance agreements, WCG IRB, and CIRB requests please visit the following WSU IRB websites:

There are no deadelines for external IRB submissions.

NOTE: The number of IRB's have been reduced from four to three committees. 

Effective March 26, 2021, the PH1 IRB will be dissolved.

The remaining boards are M1, MP2, & B3 

PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PH1 STUDIES:  All protocols previously assigned to the PH1 IRB will be re-assigned to either the M1 or the MP2 IRBs. The IRB Administration Office will inform Principal Investigators of their protocols new IRB assignment. IRB oversight of protocols will continue un-interrupted during the transition period.