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Further IRB approval is required to make any changes to your research design or procedures.
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.
Proposals that have been approved at all levels of review (exempt, expedited and full-board) are open to modifications.
The Continuation/Modification Form (Form K) is available in the Forms section of the IRB website.