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An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established by an institution to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in research activities. Federal, state and university regulations require all human subjects research conducted by Colorado Mesa University (CMU) faculty, staff and students to be approved by the IRB before the research can be conducted. Sponsored Programs provides administrative support.

Most human subject research conducted on CMU’s campus will require an Expedited or Exempt Review. The Expedited review process should take approximately 2 weeks. Exempt Review’s typically take 1 week for approval.

Any research which constitutes greater than minimal risk to participants must be reviewed by the Full Institutional Review Board. For those protocols needing Full Board Review, complete applications must be received by the appropriate application date (see IRB Monthly Meeting dates).

Amendments will be responded to within 2 weeks. Requests for Determinations of Non-Human Subjects Research are usually responded to within 2 weeks of submission.

IRB Monthly Meetings

These meetings and due dates are applicable for FULL BOARD protocol applications only. Exempt and Expedited protocol applications can be submitted at any time, including over the summer. 

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Convened IRB Meeting Schedule:

  • Wednesday August 31st (possible)

  • Wednesday September 14th

  • Wednesday October 12th

  • Wednesday November 9th

  • Wednesday December 7th

  • Wednesday January 25th (possible)

  • Wednesday February 8th

  • Wednesday March 8th

  • Wednesday April 12th 

  • Wednesday May 10th 


Contact Information to reach the IRB Chair and/or the Research Integrity Officer:

Colorado Mesa University - Institutional Review Board
ATTN: Office of Sponsored Programs
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122

Email: [email protected]