Closing a Study

Study closure is appropriate when:

    1. the research is permanently closed to enrollment; 
    2. all participants have completed all research-related interventions/interactions; 
    3. collection of private identifiable information is completed, and 
    4. analyses of private identifiable information is completed.

Under close-out status, analyses of de-identified data and manuscript preparation can occur indefinitely.

To submit a study closure request to the IRB:

    • Follow the steps described to create a Continuing Review
    • Based on the contents of the submitted SmartForm, the IRB will determine the mode of review (including if study closure is appropriate).