7. My study was approved on or after January 21, 2019. How would I know if I need to submit a renewal in the coming year?

Your IRB approval letter will indicate the designation as requiring or not requiring a continuing review/renewal.  Continuing review will no longer be required as a general practice unless the IRB reviewer explicitly justifies why continuing review would enhance protection of human research subjects. UMASS IRB/HRPO will notify the researcher if continuing review is required for their study.

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