All levels of committee review use the same PSU IRB human subjects research application form. The same criteria for approval are used for each of the three levels of review. The major difference between the three levels of review is the internal process used by the committee to review the application. Applications for human subjects research are accepted on a rolling basis.
Federal guidelines allow for some research to be exempt from full IRB committee review or eligible for expedited review by the committee. The review should normally take about 2 weeks if all required information and documents are provided and there are no revisions or additional information required.
Full Board Review
Applications/proposals that require full Committee review may take up to two months to be reviewed depending on when the application is received and the complexity of the proposal.