For projects that
continue beyond one year, it is the responsibility of the researcher to submit
an annual update to the IRB. The first
annual update is due twelve months following the date the protocol received IRB
approval. Researchers will receive one
notification regarding the due date of the annual update.
Upon receipt of the
annual update the IRB will review it, and, if appropriate, approve continuation
of the project for the next twelve-month period. At the end of five years, the
protocol must be resubmitted if the project continues.
Failure to submit an
update within 30 days following the due date will result in termination of IRB
approval. Should the IRB determine that
a project requires review more frequently than every year, the IRB will notify
the researcher. The IRB has the
authority to directly observe ongoing research projects and the consent process
as well as audit research records.
Notify the IRB in writing
by completing the Request for Annual Update form, which is located in the Forms drop-down menu at the top of the web page.