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» Submit a Protocol Amendment
» Submit a Protocol Renewal

How to Submit a Protocol Amendment RIRC/IRB

  1. After the protocol has been given an initial RIRC approval, any subsequent change to the application, protocol or consent form, and any recruitment methods/tools to be used must be reviewed and approved by the RIRC.
  2. Create (3) single-sided copies of all necessary materials (exception: if you are amending a Retrospective Review, include (2) single-sided copies).
  3. Timeline: All documents should be received 4 weeks prior to the next scheduled meeting of the RIRC.
Protocol Amendments
All protocols except retrospective reviews include:
  • Full Amendment/Revisions/Changes to protocol or informed consent form
  • Recruitment tools/methods - final verbatim text or photo proofs
  • Any other pertinent documents
  • Summary of Amendment/Revisions/Changes
  • Informed Consent form
Retrospective reviews include:
  • Full Amendment/Revisions/Changes to protocol or informed consent form
  • Any other pertinent documents

How to Submit a Protocol Renewal RIRC/IRB

  1. All requests for continuing renewal request must be reviewed and approved by the RIRC.
  2. Fill in Form 10.
  3. Create (3) single-sided copies of all necessary materials (exception: if you are renewing a Retrospective Review, include (2) single-sided copies).
  4. Timeline: All documents should be received 7 weeks prior to the expiration date of the approval.
All Protocol Renewals doc format
Form 10: Continuing Renewal and Final Report doc
All protocols except retrospective reviews include:
  • Summary of Protocol to Date
  • Informed Consent

No electronic or fax copies are being accepted at this time. Please send all hardcopies to:

Chairman, Research & Institutional Review Committee (RIRC)
The Queen's Medical Center
1301 Punchbowl Street, UH Tower 505
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ohta at 808.691.4512

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