The Board at New England IRB meets weekly, providing our clients with a one week protocol review timeline.

In addition, New England IRB leverages the other IRBs in the WCG family of companies – Western IRB, Copernicus Group IRB, Aspire IRB, and Midlands IRB – to provide a unified, streamlined review when a protocol is submitted under WCG’s proprietary Single Review Solution (SRS) process. These meetings can occur any day of the week.

Submissions received by Thursday at 5:00PM (ET) are reviewed by the Full Board the following week, specifically on Tuesdays. Non-Scheduled Board Meetings may be available upon request.

  • Meeting agendas are created on a first come/first serve basis.
  • Submission deadlines are for new protocols, modifications to previously approved protocols, new Principal Investigators that require Full Board, and all other items requiring Full Board review.
  • Continuing Reviews are scheduled approximately 2 weeks prior to study expiration.
  • Board meeting results are conveyed to the study team within 24 hours.

New England IRB’s site review process occurs within 24-48 hours of receipt of a complete submission. Decisions are communicated to the study team, as well as the sponsor or CRO, within 24 hours.

All submissions to New England IRB should be completed through our paperless document management system, MyConnexus. Through the use of MyConnexus, you and your research team can track, download, and access all submission documents between you and New England IRB. Detailed submission instructions are available on the How to Submit page.

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