Request for Research Renewal or Closure
The LC IRB does not review submissions over College closings observed by nine-month faculty (summer break, winter break, etc.). Moodle is not available for form uploads until the start of the fall semester.
Please email all research renewal/closure forms to the Chair of the IRB during the summer months to IRB Chair Sharon Foreman Kready, PhD, MSW (Assistant Professor of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences) at email@example.com.
To request renewal of an ongoing research project or to inform the IRB of the closure of a completed research project, please complete the Renewal or Closure Form (Word doc) and submit it via the "IRB for Human Subjects Research" Moodle page to the chair of the committee. (The renewal or closure form was modified from a document provided by Claremont Graduate University.)
All research that has been approved by the IRB as expedited or full board must be reviewed annually if the study has not been completed. Exempt research does not need annual renewal.
A Renewal or Closure Form must be submitted via the "IRB for Human Subjects Research" Moodle page requesting renewal of the research study. A Renewal or Closure Form must be submitted for IRB review at least one month before the end date of the approval period as stated in the most recent approval letter. This deadline will allow adequate time for the IRB to review the form so that a renewal decision can be made before the research proposal approval expires. If your research proposal approval expires before the application for the Renewal or Closure is approved by the IRB, you must resubmit your entire proposal for the review and approval process. Failure to complete the Renewal or Closure Form in the stated time frame will result in the closure of the study due to noncompliance and the IRB will no longer accept any responsibility for the research. Any adverse events must be reported to the IRB in writing immediately following any such occurrence.
In addition, on completion of a research study a Renewal or Closure Form must be submitted indicating closure of the study. If the renewal or closure is for student research, the student researcher must complete the form and have his/her faculty research sponsor submit the form via the "IRB for Human Subjects Research" Moodle page.