UF IRB Reminders: Recruiting Research Subjects and Revisions to Research
Advertising and Recruiting for Research Subjects: Federal regulations (both U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Food and Drug Administration) require that IRBs make sure the selection of subjects for a study is equitable. Each protocol submitted to the UF IRB for review must explain how subjects will be identified and recruited for the study. All proposed recruiting tools associated with a recruitment plan must be reviewed and approved by the UF IRB prior to use.
Revisions to Your Research: Federal regulations require that changes to IRB-approved research may not occur without prior IRB review and approval, “no matter how minor” unless a change is required to eliminate an apparent immediate hazard to subjects. If the change was made to eliminate an apparent immediate hazard to subjects, it must be submitted to the UF IRB promptly for review. “Prompt” reporting at UF means as soon as possible, but not later than five (5) working days. When submitting a revision in myIRB, please clearly indicate what the revision is and why this revision is being implemented.
For more information, see the Advertising and Recruiting for Research Subjects Guideline.
For more information, see Guidelines for Revising an Approved Study.