If there are no changes to a research project previously approved by the IRB, the researcher should submit a written request to the IRB (via the Mentor IRB system) requesting an extension, documenting the following:
- The date the research approval expires
- Confirm that the research is being conducted by the methods previously approved by the IRB.
- If new students will be assisting with the research, provide updated name(s) and detail the experience/coursework which demonstrate the students training in the ethical conduct of research conduct.
If the documentation listed above is received by the IRB, the researcher will be granted automatic approval of the extension requested for a period of one year.
If there are changes to a research project previously approved by the IRB, the researcher should submit a new proposal for consideration by the Board.