IRB Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines
The Medical City Dallas IRB meets for full board meetings on the third Wednesday of every month. To ensure your study is given appropriate review in a timely manner, study submissions must be submitted by the deadlines indicated below for each meeting.
There are no deadlines for submissions requiring an exemption determination or expedited review. These are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
|Meeting Dates||Submission Deadline Dates|
|January 16||January 4|
|February 20||February 8|
|March 20||March 8|
|April 17||April 5|
|May 15||May 3|
|June 19||June 7|
|July 17||July 5|
|August 21||August 9|
|September 18||September 6|
|October 16||October 4|
|November 13||November 1|
|December 18||December 6|
Training and Education
It is the policy of this institution that all researchers and research staff be aware of the standards, ethics, and integrity of the research process that are necessary to both ensure the rights and welfare of human subjects be protected and to discourage misconduct in research. In that light, MCD IRB requires all individuals involved in the conduct of human subjects research to complete human subjects protection training and/or good clinical practice to ensure that training is current while the study is under active IRB oversight. IRB approval will be withheld if these training requirements are not met. Training will be required to be renewed every 2 years from the date of completion.
These requirements apply to all persons with a significant role in the research, such as those designated as:
- Principal Investigator and Co-investigators,
- Individuals named on a study grant or contract proposal,
- Individuals listed on an FDA form 1572 for the conduct of the research at MCD or at an affiliate institution,
- Individuals named as a contact person in the informed consent document(s) or recruitment materials for research,
- Individuals who obtain informed consent from prospective participants in research, and
- Individuals who obtain individually identifiable health information under a Business Associate Agreement.
At a minimum, MCD IRB will accept evidence of completion for ‘Human Subject Protection’ or ‘Good Clinical Practice’. Below are links to venue options where these training programs are offered.
- CITI Program: (If you are affiliated with another entity that has a membership with CITI Program then you will be able to obtain training through that venue)
- ACRP ‘Ethics and Human Subject Protection’: ACRP Program. This is an eLearning course that is provided at no cost, you will need to register if you are not already a member and choose the course "Pricing Without Contact Hours” and follow the prompts to complete. This course includes 5 modules and the estimated time to complete is 45 mins to 1 1/2 hours. You can save where you left off and return by logging back into ACRP.
- For Medical City Healthcare Employees Only – obtain GCP certification at HealthStream. From the main page login with your UserID and Password, at the top of the page click on Catalog and use the search field by typing in “Good Clinical Practice”.
If training was completed at another institution, please email a copy of the training certificate to the IRB Research Coordinator.