To ensure completeness of your continuing review submission, please see the checklist below for the details that are required in the submission form:
CR Processing Checklist
Effective for studies expiring May 1, 2021 or later, for studies that require continuing review, the continuing review submission materials are due to the IRB 90 days prior to the current expiration date of the study. This applies both to submissions for expedite and full Committee review. We also recommend submitting no earlier than 120 days prior to expiration to ensure that information is current for the IRB reviewers.
To determine when to submit a continuing review, researchers should locate their study’s expiration date in the original approval letter or most recent continuing review letter. Expiration dates can also be located on the main page of each protocol’s workspace in AURA-IRB, in the middle of the page under the heading “Review Determination.”
Note, certain studies are approved for less than 12 months. For these short approvals, which often require a faster turnaround time than 90 days, a specific deadline for the next continuing review submission will be included in the short approval letter.
All submissions are due by the end of business day on the deadline, unless otherwise noted.
As with the previous deadline system, the IRB makes every effort to review late submissions prior the expiration date. However, the IRB cannot guarantee that late submissions of renewals will be reviewed.
After submission of a continuing review, the administrative staff will perform a "pre-review" to identify any potential issues prior to IRB review. The IRB staff utilize a standard format to complete a pre-review. The continuing review pre-review form is provided below for reference:
IRB Administrative Pre-Review for Continuing Reviews