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All Belmont University faculty, staff and students proposing to conduct federally protected research involving human subjects must submit an application for IRB review and receive approval from the IRB before beginning any research. The Mentor online application portal should be used to submit all IRB applications (exempt, expedited, and full). The online application portal can be accessed at https://www.axiommentor.com/login/axlogin.cfm?i=belmont

(The institution ID is belmont and you will use your MyBelmont credentials to access the system.)

Deadlines for submission depend on the level of review. Exempt and Expedited Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (first come, first serve). Exempt and Expedited Applications are assigned for review to individual IRB members and final approval is made by the IRB Committee Chair. Exempt and Expedited Applications will be reviewed across the academic year and summer terms (with the exclusion of scheduled breaks).

Applications for Full Review are due 10-12 working days before the next scheduled convened IRB Committee meeting, as shown in the schedule below. Full Applications are reviewed and voted on by the entire Belmont IRB Committee.

The last day the Belmont IRB will receive any Exempt, Expedited, and Full Applications for fall semester is Friday, November 20, 2015.

The last day the Belmont IRB will receive any Full Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be Friday, April 12, 2016. Full Applications will not be accepted during the summer.

Full Applications due by end of day on: IRB Meeting Date/Time Location
Friday, October 30 Friday, November 13 - 2:00 PM 2nd Floor, Lila Bunch Library
Friday, November 20 Friday, December 4 - 2:00 PM 2nd Floor, Lila Bunch Library
Friday, January 8 Friday, January 22 - 2:00 PM 2nd Floor, Lila Bunch Library
Friday, February 12 Friday, February 26 - 2:00 PM 2nd Floor, Lila Bunch Library
Friday, March 18 Friday, April 1 2016 2nd Floor, Lila Bunch Library
Friday, April 8 Friday, April 22 2016 2nd Floor, Lila Bunch Library


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