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


Submission Deadline (by 4:30pm)

Review Meeting Date

April 2017

24 March 2017

12 April 2017

May 2017

21 April 2017

10 May 2017

June 2017

26 May 2017

14 June 2017

July 2017

23 June 2017

12 July 2017

August 2017

21 July 2017

9 August 2017

September 2017

25 August 2017

13 September 2017

October 2017

22 September 2017

11 October 2017

November 2017

20 October 2017

8 November 2017

December 2017

24 November 2017

13 December 2017