Full Board Meetings

The IRB Full Board meetings are scheduled for 2 p.m. the first four Tuesdays of each month. The IRB does not meet on the fifth Tuesday of months that have one, or on UAMS holidays that fall on  Tuesday.

When on campus, meetings are held in Biomed ONE, 205/207. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings have been held virtually via web-based meeting applications.

The IRB places items on the first available full board agenda after receipt and processing in the IRB office. Note that many submissions undergo other prereviews prior to arriving at the IRB office; those prereviews are outside the IRB’s control. A submission’s status can be tracked in the study’s “History” tab at the top of the page or on the “Review Status” tab at upper right in CLARA.

The IRB may not meet on Tuesdays when the inclement weather policy, requiring non-essential staff to stay home, is invoked. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis as long as remote meetings continue.