Table 2.

Length of Time to Complete Applications and Receive Approval

Primary IRB*Local IRBs
Estimated AAFP NRN staff time to complete initial IRB applications8 to 14 hours3 to 10 hours
Typical type of reviewExpeditedExpedited
Approximate process time from submission to approval for initial IRB application44 days25 days for each application
  • * Currently the AAFP IRB. Prior to January 2006, the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Social Sciences IRB and Adult Health Sciences IRB reviewed protocols for the AAFP NRN.