IRB Amendment Form

UPDATED 07/30/2020:

Cornell University has been cleared by New York state to restart research activities, in a staged, limited manner. In mid-May, the Cornell Research and Operations Reactivation Committee published a guide for the safe restart of the university's research, which includes the requirement that researchers must submit a reactivation plan to their college/unit for approval before returning to campus.

On July 1, a sub-committee on Human Subjects Research Reactivation published new guidelines for reactivating in-person human subjects research on Cornell’s Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell Tech campuses. These guidelines provide a means for each college/unit to decide if a research reactivation plan that involves in-person, on-campus human subjects research can be approved. Any changes to IRB protocols must also be reviewed by the IRB.

On July 28, the IRB published additional guidance for investigators on conducting in-person research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit the IRB COVID-19 FAQs page for updates and 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.