Meeting Schedule

Submission Deadlines

There are no deadlines for minimal risk applications. If your study qualifies as ‘Minimal Risk’, you may submit the application anytime and it will be reviewed on a sequential basis.


The REB meets to review research studies on the second Wednesday of the month with some exceptions due to the university calendar. Please note, with the exception of the meeting on September 13, 2017, which will be held at Strand Hall Room 3171 that day, the meetings are held in Room 280, in Discovery II on the SFU Burnaby campus. These meetings are closed to the public, unlike the Open Sessions.

Deadlines for Full Board Review

Submissions that may require Full Board Review (e.g. may be greater-than-minimal risk) must be received by 4:30pm of the deadline as listed in the table below in order to be reviewed at the corresponding REB meeting date. Applications received after the deadline will be deferred to the following meeting date.

The Principal Investigator must indicate clearly in their application that s/he believes the study may require Full Board Review or that s/he believes the study may be considered greater-than-minimal risk. A failure to indicate this possibility to ORE staff may result in a delay in the review of your study by the Full Board. The Chair, REB, the Director, ORE and the Associate Director, ORE, reserve the right to forward any study they believe should be reviewed and approved by the Full Board.

Meeting Deadlines and Dates - 2017-2018


Submission Deadline (by 4:30pm)

Review Meeting Date

December 2017

24 November 2017

13 December 2017

January 2018 22 December 2017 10 January 2018
February 2018 2 February 2018 21 February 2018
March 2018 23 February 2018 14 March 2018
April 2018 23 March 2018 11 April 2018
May 2018 20 April 2018 9 May 2018
June 2018 25 May 2018 13 June 2018
July 2018 22 June 2018 11 July 2018
August 2018 20 July 2018 8 August 2018
September 2018 24 August 2018 12 September 2018
October 2018 21 September 2018 10 October 2018
November 2018 26 October 2018 14 November 2018
December 2018 23 November 2018 12 December 2018