IRB Meeting Schedule

Use the following links to view the meeting schedule of the IRB reviewing your protocol:

Mercer IRB Review

Mercer University’s Institutional Review Board meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. The deadline to submit an item for the IRB meeting agenda is by the 4th Monday of the previous month by 5:00 PM. Any item received after the submission deadline will not be reviewed until the following meeting.

NOTE: Clinical trial items and minimal risk protocols requiring full board review and approval must follow the IRB meeting schedule. Principal Investigators conducting these studies are responsible for submitting the appropriate documentation with enough time for the item to be processed and placed on the meeting agenda.

Holiday Closures

The Mercer University ORC and IRB follow the Registrar's academic calendar for campus holiday closures.

Thanksgiving Break 2019 November 28 - 29
Christmas Break 2019 December 24 - 31
New Year's Day January 21
Martin L. King Birthday January 15
Good Friday April 19
Memorial Day May 27
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 2
Thanksgiving Break 2020 November 26 - 27
Christmas Break 2020 December 24 -31

Mercer IRB Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE
January 14, 2019 December 17, 2018
February 11, 2019 January 28, 2019
March 11, 2019 February 25, 2019
April 08, 2019 March 25, 2019
May 13, 2019 April 29, 2019
June 10, 2019 May 27, 2019
July 08, 2019 June 24, 2019
August 12, 2019 July 29, 2019
September 09, 2019 August 26, 2019
October 14, 2019 September 30, 2019
November 11, 2019 October 28, 2019
December 2019 - NO MEETING*

*Mercer's IRB will not meet in December. Any Convened Review studies expiring in December MUST be reviewed for annual renewal no later than the November IRB Meeting.

Navicent IRB Review

Joint protocol studies reviewed and approved by Navicent Health's Institutional Review Board must follow the Navicent IRB Meeting Schedule.

MEETING DATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE
January 10, 2019 December 20 , 2018
February 14, 2019 January 24, 2019
March 14, 2019 February 21, 2019
April 11, 2019 March 21, 2019
May  09, 2019 April 18, 2019
June 13, 2019 May 23, 2019
July 11, 2019 June 20, 2019
August 08, 2019 July 18, 2019
September 12, 2019 August 22, 2019
October 10, 2019 September 19, 2019
November 14, 2019 October 24, 2019
December - NO MEETING

All Navicent IRB meetings are held in the Pharmacy Conference Room.

For additional information, contact Penny Nobles by phone at (478) 633-1440 or by sending an email to Nobles.Penny@NavicentHealth.org