Human Research Protections

New Process for Studies Released from Continuing Review

Under the revised Common Rule, the IRB is permitted to release a study from continuing review if it is determined to be minimal risk and reviewed through an expedited mechanism. Study teams are still required to submit modifications, reportable new information, and a study closure.

In order to keep PittPRO up to date, a reminder will be sent close to the anniversary of IRB approval.  Upon receipt of the reminder, action may or may not be required:

  • No action is required on your part if the study remains ongoing.
  • A continuing review should be submitted to close out the study if it is completed.

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