Continuing Review of Studies

Continuing Review of Expedited & Full Board Studies

All expedited and full board research studies approved by the GW IRB require continuing review. Principal investigators (PI) are responsible for submitting the Continuing Review form containing sufficient information. In addition to this form, the Research Team Personnel Form (available within GW iRIS) must be submitted.

Continuing review of an IRB approved study must be submitted at least 30-60 days prior to study expiration date.

In cases where a Continuing Review form application is not submitted prior to the expiration date, or in cases where the continuing review form is significantly incomplete and the PI has not responded to a request for information, the study will expire. At the time of expiration, all research activity must stop and the consent form (if applicable) is no longer valid.

When study approval expires, if you would like to re-initiate IRB review of the study, the PI must submit a new application along with a progress note on activity that occurred prior to expiration.

For research studies that have been completed, a closure form should be submitted.

Referenced forms can be accessed and completed by logging into GW iRIS.

Exempt studies

Exempt studies DO NOT require a renewal.




IRB Forms

Electronic Submission and Tracking of IRB Applications and Studies

Research Tools

The following documents may be helpful when developing an IRB submission.