IRB Amendment Form

POSTED 3/20/20: Owing to the heightened risk of COVID-19 transmission, the Provost and Vice Provost for Research have stated that “we must reduce laboratory research and other nonessential research activities.”  Therefore, although the IRB is moving forward with reviewing and approving protocols, amendments, and renewals, these approvals do NOT supersede the Provost’s directive. The decision as to whether you can proceed with any laboratory research activities during the coronavirus-associated reduction in laboratory research will be made by your Dean.

  • No study participants may be brought to campus.
  • Off-campus in-person interaction with study participants is highly discouraged.
  • If you are already in the field, you must also follow any local coronavirus-related restrictions.
  • If feasible, consider modifying your study procedures to use remote interaction such as phone/Zoom/Skype: simply email the IRB office with a description of the modification, and any resulting changes to your consent process and data security plans.

Visit the IRB COVID-19 FAQs page for more details.

Thank you for taking these limitations into consideration, and please contact the IRB if you have any questions.

To file an amendment with the Cornell IRB, please complete the below form and submit to irbhp@cornell.edu

IRB amendment form


Note: if your original protocol received an exemption, an amendment form is not required. You can request an amendment to an exempt protocol by simply sending an email to irbhp@cornell.edu, identifying the protocol (give protocol number and title, at a minimum), describing the proposed changes, and attaching any documents that need to be changed, such as consent forms.