Proposal Modifications and Amendments

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Further IRB approval is required to make any changes to your research design.

Changes that require IRB approval include, but are not limited to:

  • participant recruitment
  • number of participants
  • research instrument modifications
  • changes to the consent form
  • changes in research assistants

When submitting modifications, you will turn in Form K (Continuation/Modification Form) to the IRB. Include all supporting documents that have been modified (surveys, recruitment flyers, consent forms, etc.).

Be sure to allow at least two weeks for review. You cannot implement any changes until you receive written approval from the IRB. Please note that a modification does not change the approval/termination dates; the modification approval is effective within the approval period of the entire project and does automatically grant a continuation of the project.

For the most part, exempt proposals are not open to modifications. However, making very minor modifications to an exempt proposal is permissible, including changes to the project title and the addition of research assistants. Please contact the IRB office with questions.

The Continuation/Modification Form (Form K) is available in the Forms section of the IRB website.

Last Updated 11/3/17

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