What is meant by “full,” “moderate,” and “minimal (administrative)” review and approval?
When full ESCRO review and approval have occurred, the full convened ESCRO Committee has reviewed and approved your proposal. Categories of research that may require full ESCRO review are described in section V.D.2 of GIM-36. ESCRO meets once each month to review hESC proposals.
When administrative ESCRO review occurs, the ESCRO office and ESCRO Chair have reviewed and approved your proposal. Categories of research that may require minimal ESCRO review are described in section V.D.3 of GIM-36. The anticipated turnaround time from submission date to final ESCRO approval date is less than the time required for full review items. The ESCRO Chair will determine when moderate ESCRO review is needed.
Moderate review will involve 3 subcommittee reviewers in addition to the ESCRO Chair review. Although GIM-36 does not specifically describe what categories of research may require moderate review, this type of review is left to the discretion of the ESCRO Chair.