Oregon State University

New process for review of minor changes

The IRB has a new process for the review of minor changes. A minor change is one which, in the judgment of the IRB, makes no substantial alteration in:

  • the level of risks to subjects
  • the research design or methodology (adding procedures that are not eligible for expedited review would not be considered a minor change)
  • the number of subjects enrolled in the research (no greater than 10% of the total requested)
  • the qualifications of the research team
  • the facilities available to support safe conduct of the research, or
  • any other factor which would warrant review of the proposed changes by the convened IRB or was used to initially to evaluate the risk:benefit ratio or any other criteria for approval

Submit the Minor Change Form to request this type of change to an existing, acknowledged or approved study.

Contact Info

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

p. 541-737-8008
f. 541-737-3093

Office of Research Integrity
Research Office
Oregon State University
A312 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2140
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