Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University


New Question Added to CR/ASR/FSR Buck-IRB Applications

Posted: January 15, 2021

Beginning in January 2021, a new question will be added to the Continuing Review (CR), Annual Status Report (ASR), and Final Study Report (FSR) applications to capture changes made to research to eliminate apparent immediate hazards due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The question will remain in place for approximately 1 year, and then will be removed. The question will be located in the Research Progress section as follows:

Identify any changes made to the research procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that were not previously submitted via amendment. Check all that apply.

* In-person activities were changed to remote visits
* Surveys were deployed instead of face-to-face interactions
* Consent/HIPAA authorization procedures were modified to obtain remotely
* Research procedures (e.g., laboratory blood draws) were missed or delayed
* Research data storage location was changed (e.g., from laboratory/office to home)
* Other (specify)

As a reminder, temporary changes to certain study procedures in response to the pandemic do not require an amendment if they meet specific criteria, as described in Ohio State’s guidance and FAQs on the impact of COVID-19 on human subjects research.

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