IRB Policy: #8 Closure of a Research Protocol

This SOP sets forth the requirements for and process by which a PI should close their IRB protocol. A protocol is eligible for closure if enrollment of participants is permanently closed; any and all participant interventions and interactions are complete, including collection of long-term follow-up data/samples; no additional identifiable private information will be obtained; and any analysis of identifiable private information is complete.

Note: this SOP has not been updated since 2010, and the logistics for submitting a closure request have since changed. See these instructions for how to submit a request to close a protocol in RASS-IRB.