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Quick Tips from HSD

Modifications Happen

Mar 13, 2013 at 12:00am

Modifications Happen

If Quick Tips were to produce a line of IRB bumper stickers, this one might sell like hotcakes.

Every researcher knows that the initial research procedures don't always work out exactly as planned. And to facilitate the needed changes we have the Modification Form to help you explain the changes to the IRB.

But don’t forget, just because you’ve sent your modification request to HSD doesn’t mean that it’s been approved! Wait to hear back from us before you change anything. (Unless the changes are necessary to eliminate immediate serious risks to the subjects, of course.)

Maybe a better bumper sticker would be:

Modification Approved at IRB

Even if it doesn't fit on your car, it's still the way to go!