CONTINUING REVIEW OF NON-EXEMPT RESEARCH PROTOCOLS
Studies approved by the convened IRB must be reviewed if they continue longer than one year past the date of IRB approval. You can submit a Continuing Review Application on Mentor. Below is a helpful PDF on how to submit a Continuing Review on Mentor:
Under the revised Common Rule, the following no longer require continuing review:
- Most expedited studies. The IRB may require continuing review for some expedited studies.
- Studies approved by the convened IRB that have completed subject intervention/interaction, where the activity is limited to either the final analysis of identifiable data/biospecimens or involves accessing follow-up clinical data from procedures that subjects would undergo as part of clinical care.
Expedited studies not subject to annual reviews will receive annual survey reminders with information regarding researcher responsibilities and project termination.
AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUSLY APPROVED RESEARCH
If a principal investigator needs to add researchers or make other changes to their protocol, they must file an amendment to their previously approved research. You can submit an Amendment Application on Mentor. Below is a helpful PDF on how to submit an Amendment on Mentor:
It is critical that principal investigators report any adverse events occurring in the course of their research. Please review these documents to ensure that the University is aware of any such events.
The principal investigator must formally close their research when the study is finished. You can submit a Closure Application on Mentor. Below is a helpful PDF on how to submit a Closure Application on Mentor:
Questions about these processes? Please contact the IRB office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 442-4675.