Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects

The UNE Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets once per month throughout the year to review research protocols that involve human subjects, submitted by students, faculty, staff, or administrators of the University of New England. If your project involves sensitive data, special populations, or invasive data collection methods, you can expect that your submission will undergo full board review. Full board review will take place during a UNE IRB meeting. Submitting a complete package on or before the dates listed below gives the IRB time to evaluate your proposal before the scheduled meeting. 

Fall 2018 IRB meeting schedule:

  • 07 August 2018 11:30–1:30 p.m.
    • Complete package for review due on or before 24 July 2018
  • 25 September 2018 11:30–1:30 p.m.
    • Complete package for review due on or before 24 July 2018
  • 16 October 2018 11:30–1:30 p.m.
    • Complete package for review due on or before 11 September 2018
  • 13 November 2018 11:30–1:30 p.m.
    • Complete package for review due on or before 31 October 2018
  • 11 December 2018 11:30–1:30 p.m.
    • Complete package for review due on or before 27 November 2018

Please note the submission deadlines indicated above and plan your research accordingly. If you are submitting a protocol to be reviewed at one of the above meeting dates, the complete submission MUST be received at least 14 days prior to the scheduled meeting date. Submissions arriving after the submission deadlines above will be reviewed at the next month's scheduled meeting.

Download UNE's Policies, Procedures and Guidance on Research with Human Subjects for more information. Please refer to Section III.B.1. for protocol submission requirements.