Recent Improvements

Metrics

The Purdue Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and associated Institutional Review Boards (IRB) strive to assist the research community on application, process, and regulations associated with human subjects research.

Throughout 2018, the HRPP has assessed metrics to help ourselves and our researchers optimize review times. We’re using the data we have to drive processes forward and compare to past years. We will continue to provide new metrics as they become available. For now, please use these as a guidance for timelines to anticipate when submitting your new IRB applications for review.

New Non-Exempt Protocols-Expedited and Full Board Review (Does not include amendments, renewals, or exemptions)
2016 (Q1-Q4) 2017 (Q1-Q4) 2018 (Q1-Q4)
Number of Reviews 477 419 367
Average Calendar Days (From Protocol Submission to Approval) 59 48 37

Q1-Q4 = January 1st through December 31st of indicated year

New Protocol Exemptions (Does not include amendments)
2016 (Q1-Q4) 2017 (Q1-Q4) 2018 (Q1-Q4)
Number of Reviews 515 529 524
Average Calendar Days (From Protocol Submission to Approval) 34 21 13

Q1-Q4 = January 1st through December 31st of indicated year

Reviews of PROPEL Exemption Determinations May-December 2018*
Number of Reviews 169
Average Calendar Days (Verification of Exempt Status**) 6

*Purdue Research Online Portal Exemption Logic (PROPEL) submissions began in May 2018.
**Exempt determinations in PROPEL are provided automatically at the time an application is completed, but verified by HRPP staff.

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