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Lab-based, Chart Review, or Survey-designed Studies

IRB submission requirements (PDF)

There are some cases where the IRB will allow an exemption of a review. However, the protocol will still need to be reviewed by the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee for scientific integrity. Please submit all cancer-related protocols to the University of Vermont Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee even if the IRB deems the protocol exempt from IRB review. If you have questions, call Emily Harwood at the University of Vermont Cancer Center, 802-656-2967.

Initial Protocol Submission

The following documents are required for a new laboratory protocol (archived tissue or blood):

Amendments

Changes to existing protocols, called amendments, are reviewed by the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee to ensure that the protocol still has scientific validity.

The following documents are required for PRMC review of amendments to existing lab-based or chart review protocols:

  • Cover letter with rationale for non-editorial amendments (1 hard-copy and 1 emailed copy)
  • Amendment cover form (1 hard-copy and 1 emailed copy)
  • Revised protocol with marked edits (e.g. highlighted, underlined, etc) (1 hard-copy and 1 emailed copy)
  • "Clean" or final copy of protocol with revisions incorporated (1 hard-copy and 1 emailed copy)

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