I am submitting two IRB applications this weekend. I wanted to preview the time to decision rendered, and so I interrogated Google. This article was a top result, but the answer generated an additional question. This article repeats the email that I sent earlier today in order to resolve the newly-generated question.
Hello UAMS IRB,
I am at GMU, but when I searched for data on IRB approval your article from 2014 was a top result.
Is this data particular to UAMS or does it reflect IRB more broadly?
At GMU, the IRB team decides whether a review will be full, expedited, or exempt. One concern I have with the claimed approval time is that it assumes this decision has already been made and therefore underreports the time from PI submission to decision rendered. I wonder if you have data on this too?
Thank you for the helpful insights.