Requesting an Extension

IRB approval is valid for one year from the date of approval. PIs planning to continue data collection and/or analysis beyond their expiration date need to request an extension of their approval by email toirb@saintleo.edubefore the approval expires. The email should include a justification for extension, and an attached copy of the approved application from the past year. 

Requesting Approval of Research Design Modifications

PIs deciding to modify their research design after their application has been approved should request approval for the modified application by submitting to irb@saintleo.edu their modified application, with the modifications highlighted in yellow, as well as the original, approved application from their original submission. They should also explain the nature of the modifications and justify their necessity in their email to the IRB.