Research and Graduate Studies

Submission Deadlines and Meeting Dates

Academic 2016-2017 Schedule

Deadline dates for submission of protocols to be reviewed by the Committee are three weeks prior to each meeting by 5 PM on the deadline day. Meetings are usually held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except for the December meeting, which is different due to the winter break.)

Protocol Deadlines (Due by 5:00 pm)Meeting Dates
August 2, 2016August 30, 2016
September 6, 2016September 27, 2016
October 4, 2016October 25, 2016
November 1, 2016November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016December 13, 2016
February 7, 2017February 28, 2017
March 7, 2017March 28, 2017
April 4, 2017April 25, 2017
May 2, 2017May 23, 2017

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Submission Requirements:

  • Protocols are due by 5PM on the deadline day in University Hall 275.
  • Number of copies required: one original signed protocol
  • Protocol packet must be collated and stapled.
  • Your protocol will either need to be reviewed at the full committee meeting (dates above), or will go directly to the committee Chair for review. Once the protocol is reviewed either by the full committee or the Chair, it takes a minimum of 30 days to respond to researchers with any requested revisions from the committee.

Summer Protocol Submissions

Researchers may submit protocols during June and July on a rolling basis. There are no deadlines during these summer months. Protocols that are submitted between June 1st and July 31st will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. Please note that some research activities may require full committee review, especially those that involve greater than minimal risk to participants. Protocols that are greater than minimal risk may not be reviewed until the first SACPHS meeting in August. Deadlines for new submissions and full committee meetings will resume in Fall semester as noted in above dates.