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Congratulations! You've successfully navigated a complex process and demonstrated that your research is well-designed and ethically sound.

IRB approval is good for one year from the date of your approval letter. As Principal Investigator, you have a few ongoing responsibilities to the IRB. You must:

  • notify the IRB if you want to change your research methods or location during the one-year approval period
  • apply for an extension if you need a bit more time than one calendar year to complete your project
  • apply for renewal if your project will run for another year
  • submit a status report for your project to date if you want to renew or extend a project beyond the one-year approval period
  • keep all documentation related to the project, including signed consent forms, for at least four years from the approval date (if you are a student, arrange this with your advisor)
  • keep any publications resulting from your research for at least four years from the approval date (if you are a student, arrange this with your advisor)

Best of luck with your research!

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