Pearl Board Review Turnaround Times

Pearl IRB delivers quality Expedited and Full Board reviews without compromising the thorough analysis required by regulations.

 

Pearl IRB provides expedited review services for elements of research involving no greater than minimal risk. The following items may be reviewed by expedited review: recruitment materials, qualifying new protocol submissions, exemption and human subject determinations, and some amendments.

 

Specific turnaround time objectives and statistics are shown here:

 

Review Type

Turnaround Time Goal*

Actual Metrics from 2016**

Full Board Review*** Under 10 days Under 8 days
Expedited Review Under 3 days Under 2 days
Exemption Determination Under 3 days Under 2 days
Human Subjects Determination Under 3 days Under 1 day
Recruitment Materials Under 3 days Under 1 day
Continuing Review Under 3 days Under 2 days
Amendment Under 3 days**** Under 2 days
 

* Turnaround time (from receipt of submission at Pearl IRB to approval) is dependent upon complete and accurate submission of study documents and your response to any Board queries.

** Q4 2015 through Q3 2016

*** Receipt of submission at Pearl IRB by the COB Monday of Week 1 will be reviewed the following Wednesday during Week 2.

****Depending on the nature of the protocol/consent change, an amendment may require full Board review*** or may be eligible for expedited review.