Middlebury

I've submitted my IRB application! What happens next?

The IRB Chair will review your proposal and evaluate its risk level. Every case is different, but in general the IRB Chair and IRB staff will contact you by email with our response. Zero to low-risk proposals generally get a response within one week, and moderate risk proposals usually take two weeks. High-risk proposals require full Board review, which only happens monthly during the academic calendar year. If the IRB Chair requests changes to your methods, documentation, or other items, you do not need to submit a new proposal—simply respond to the IRB email with answers to our questions, attaching updated documents as necessary.