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.

   
Christmas Break 2020 December 21 - January 4
New Year's Day January 1
Martin L. King Birthday January 18
Good Friday April 2
Memorial Day May 31
Independence Day July 5
Labor Day September 6
Thanksgiving Break 2021 November 24 - 26
Christmas Break 2021 December 23 -January 3

Mercer IRB Meeting Schedule

MEETING DATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE
January 11, 2021 December 11, 2020
February 08, 2021 January 25, 2021
March 08, 2021 February 22, 2021
April 12, 2021 March 22, 2021
May 10, 2021 April 26, 2021
June 14, 2021 May 24, 2021
July 12, 2021 June 28, 2021
August 09, 2021 July 26, 2021
September 13, 2021 August 23, 2021
October 11, 2021 September 27, 2021
November 08, 2021 October 25, 2021
December 2021 - 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 14 December 17
February 11 January 21
March 11 February 18
April 08 March 18
May 13 April 22
June 10 May 20
July 08 June 17
August 12 July 22
September 09 August 19
October 14 September 23
November 11 October 21
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