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Drafts will be deleted after 120 days if they are not submitted. Deleted drafts cannot be recovered.
Full committee and expedited IRB protocols must be submitted for IRB review at least annually. Investigators should plan ahead to meet required continuing review dates. For full committee review protocols, please submit 60-90 days prior to the expiration date to guard against a lapse in IRB approval. For expedited review protocols, please submit 30-45 days prior to the expiration date.
Seven-Year De Novo Review:
Any protocol in its 6th year of IRB approval requires Seven-Year De Novo Review where in addition to completing this e-CPA application, submission of updated protocol documentation is needed. Instructions for submitting for De Novo Review are available online.
What happens if there is a lapse in IRB approval?
If the IRB has not approved a research study by the study expiration date, all research activities must stop*. This includes:
*Exception: Research-related interventions or interactions with enrolled subjects may continue if the IRB determines that stopping the research would jeopardize the rights or welfare of current subjects. The IRB will decide which subjects should continue receiving the intervention during the lapse in approval. A request for such an exception must be submitted in the writing to the IRB by the Lead Researcher.
Create, review and/or submit an electronic Continuing Protocol Application