Modification Request

A Modification request is required if you plan to make any changes to your research or deviate from the protocol after approval or exemption has been granted. Such changes include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Change in PI
  • Addition or removal of personnel
  • Change in planned number of enrolled participants
  • Changes to the procedures or study design
  • Changes to the study instruments (surveys, questionnaires, etc)
  • Changes to the informed consent documents or procedures
  • Changes to recruitment materials
  • Changes in location of research or agency
  • Changes in funding sources

Note that changes may not be implemented before your modification request has been approved by the IRB. If you implement changes before IRB approval, you will be out of compliance.

To request a modification of your current approval, complete and submit a Modification Request to the HRPP office. Remember to submit your request with ample time for the IRB to approve it before you plan to make the changes.

Note that if your research has been approved as exempt and your modification disqualifies it from its exemption you must file an initial research protocol with your modification. The modification request and initial research protocol will be reviewed as expedited or by the full committee as appropriate.