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Requesting an Extention or a Modification| (IRB)

    Requesting an Extention or a Modication

    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 to irb@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. 

    Requesting approval of a change of faculty advisor/Chair

    Student PIs who have had a change in their faculty advisor after IRB approval should request approval for the modified application by submitting their modified application, which includes: advisor’s name and email address, marked checkboxes for the Faculty Advisor, new signature and date, and new advisor’s current ethics Certification to IRB@saintleo.edu

    They should also submit the original, approved application from their original submission.


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