The Office of the IRB (OIRB) will be closed for winter break beginning December 22, 2017 and re-open on January 3, 2018.
We are still accepting submissions for review. The last day that exempt and expedited reviews will be conducted before break is December 20th. Submissions are processed on a first come - first serve basis and processing will resume on January 3rd. There is no deadline that guarantees review before the end of the year, however, the sooner you submit the better.
If IRB approval for your project expires during winter break, remember to submit a complete Continuing Review or Closure submission at least 30 days prior to the expiration date. Note that if a project’s IRB approval expires, all research activity must stop. Failure to comply is considered noncompliance with UNM policies and federal regulations as applicable.