Research Timelines

The Research Department is dedicated to the ongoing support of resident scholarly activity and research. Please see the following expectations for turnaround times for projects.


CMHS and VCMC have full access to all subscribed databases and the National Network of Medical Libraries resources. Library content can be accessed from the CMHS Library Website from any location.

➔ Reference Service – upon demand

➔ Literature Search – 2 days

➔ Borrowed Article (Interlibrary Loan) – 1 day

➔ Borrowed Books (Interlibrary Loan) – 1 week


Most new IRB applications take three to four weeks to be approved, depending on the quality and content of the original IRB application. Full Board studies may take longer. The CMHS IRB meets once a month, with exception to January and August. Submissions are due by 5 pm, approximately six weeks prior to the board meeting in order to be placed on the agenda. 


The Helpdesk and IT departments will be working to obtain data for projects that have IRB approval. The shortest expected turnaround time (s) are as follows:

➔ 2 weeks from IT

➔ 4 weeks for statistical analysis if done through our research department (time may vary depending on availability of statisticians and complexity of analysis).

➔ Time to complete statistical analysis through Channel Islands University may vary based on availability of faculty


➔ Posters and podium presentations, minimum 3 weeks

➔ Posters should be printed 1-week prior to the presentation deadline

➔ Moderate to large manuscripts, minimum 4-weeks prior to submission deadline

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