Rush Review Request Form

The Office of Human Research (OHR) is experiencing a larger-than-normal volume of submissions and modifications as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, investigators can expect 4-6 weeks for review of any type of submission once it has been assigned to an analyst.

Requesting a Rush Review

OHR is currently prioritizing the review of submissions due to:

  • funding deadlines;
  • graduation requirements/deadlines; and
  • COVID-19 Essential Research, i.e. a primary focus on COVID-19 and offers the potential of direct benefit to research subjects or society.

To request a rush review, please complete the Rush Review Request Form (DOC) to outline the relevant details and deadlines.

If you have a request for rush review that is not covered by the exceptions above, such as a deadline for data collection, please send a detailed email to [email protected] that describes the specific need as well as any relevant deadline or timeline.

In all requests for a rush review, the more information applicants can provide up front, the better OHR staff will be able to respond and manage its volume of submissions.

Download the Rush Review Request Form (DOC)