How (and When) will I know that Continuing Review of a Protocol has been Approved?

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Once a protocol has been reviewed and approved, a formal written notice of approval will be sent to the Principal Investigator.

Similar to initial reviews, review and approval of Progress Reports (continuing reviews) are managed by Board Action Notices signed by the IRB Chair, specifying the current terms and conditions for the continuation of the research protocol.  These notices are sent to the Principal Investigator for both Expedited and Full Board protocols, and are usually dispatched within 48 hrs of approval (whether approved by the IRB Chair alone, or by a convened Board).

Recall that Exempt category projects do not submit Continuing Reviews (Progress Reports)