The Office of Research Support (ORS) will be closed December 23, 2013 and will reopen January 2, 2014
In order to assist you in planning your IRB protocol submissions and ensure the ORS is able to facilitate the review of IRB protocol submissions, the exempt and expedited protocols received no later than 5 p.m. on November 29 will be processed before the end of business on December 20. Researchers are encouraged to take special interest to ensure the expedited and exempt protocol submissions are complete and accurate per IRB requirements and that training and financial interest disclosures are completed by research personnel. If substantial revisions are needed or training has not been completed, the review of the protocol may not meet the deadline timeframe.
All efforts made to avoid waiting until the last day are appreciated.