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Who Approves Affected Activities?
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Who Approves Affected Activities?

Possible Outcomes of an IRB Review

After the IRB reviews the research activities, it can render one of three decisions:

  • Approve the research involving human subjects without revisions.
  • Conditionally approve the research involving human subjects pending revisions.
  • Disapprove the research involving human subjects.

If your study is approved, you will receive documentation that IRB approval has been given. Keep the original documentation on file, as well as copies of the original, in case funders or other interested parties request it.