Continuing Review Facepages (updated 3/1/2013) Continuing Review Narrative Summary of Progress (updated 9/5/2014) , and as applicable, currently approved consent/permission/assent forms and clean consent/permission/assent forms (for re-approval) are to be submitted approximately 45 days prior to the date of study approval expiration (365 days from initial/continuing review approval or as outlined in the approval letter). To avoid a lapse in study approval, it is strongly suggested that the submission process begin 45 days prior to expiration.
It is the PI's responsibility to obtain continuing approval for projects lasting longer than one year. Therefore, the PI's department should maintain internal systems to track when continuing reviews must be submitted. Although e-IRB systems can be useful, they should not be relied upon to avoid lapses in approval (due to volume of data and access by multiple users). Federal regulations require that IRB review and re-approval of projects be accomplished at intervals not greater than 365 days. If continuing review documents are not submitted before study approval expiration, a complete, "New" application must be submitted. If Initial and Continuing Reviews are granted, the maximum project lifespan is up to ten years (i.e., up to nine cycles of Continuing Review after Initial approval). No later than 45 days prior to the tenth anniversary of initial approval, the project must be resubmitted as a New Application. The title should include the word "Resubmission" after the title on the new application Facesheets.