Closing a Study

Once data collection is complete and all identifiable information has been de-identified as indicated in the original protocol, a project can be closed. To officially finish the IRB process, submit a Study Closure Form. 

How to Submit a Study Closure Form

Submit a closure form by downloading the form from the IRBNet Document Library and creating a new package in IRBNet. A package is a digital file folder within a project in IRBNet. 

1. After you have logged into your IRBNet account, click on the project you wish to submit documents for.

2. Click "Designer" and then "Add New Document." Follow the prompts to add a document to a new package (click "Create a New Package"). IRBNet will increase the tracking number by one for each package you create within a project. For example, if your original IRBNet tracking number is 111222-1, the next package you open will be labeled 111222-2.

3. Obtain electronic signatures from the principal investigator, co-investigator(s), and research advisor(s).

4. Click "Submit this Package" to submit your form to the IRB. Please do not open a new project for the closure form. Projects should be opened for new research studies only.