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Submission Deadlines/Turnaround

At Bluebonnet, we understand that deadlines are a critical part of the research.  We are committed to providing a flexible, fast turnaround for all research requests. We work collaboratively with clients to ensure that deadlines are met, and communication is key. We value each project and the time and effort put into it, and we take pride in providing the best possible service. Our staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients and ensuring that all deadlines are met in a timely manner. We are committed to providing the highest quality service and exceeding expectations in every project we undertake.

Bluebonnet IRB meets three times a week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) for a convened IRB meeting.  Ad hoc meetings can be requested and scheduled.  To request an ad hoc meeting, please contact the IRB team at support@bbirb.com.

 

Our trained staff work closely with clients to ensure that all required documents are submitted on time, helping to meet important deadlines.  Completed submissions are those that have been submitted and have all documents required for IRB review.

Full Board Review

Turnaround from complete submission to distribution is 5 business days.

IRB Documents are distributed within 2 business days after the convened meeting.

Monday Review: Complete Submissions received by Friday will be assigned to the following Monday Board Agenda.

Wednesday Review: Complete Submissions received by Monday will be assigned to the following Wednesday Board Agenda.

Friday Review: Complete Submissions received by Wednesday will be assigned to the following Friday Board Agenda.

Expedited Review

Initial Review of a new study submissions that qualify for Expedited Review are typically turnaround within 3-4 business days from complete submission to distribution.  There are no submission deadlines and IRB documents are distributed within 1 business day of IRB approval.

 

Investigators being added to a multiple-investigator study are reviewed & distributed within 2 business days of a complete submission.  Note: there may be exceptions that may require the submission to be reviewed by the full board. If this occurs, you will be notified.

 

Exempt Review

Initial Review of a new study submission that qualifies for Exemption are typically turnaround within 2-3 business days from a complete submission.  There are no submission deadlines and IRB documents are distributed within 1 business day of IRB approval.

Note: Deadlines noted above relate to new studies, ongoing review and modifications received after initial IRB review.

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