After you have recruited all participants, collected and de-identified all data, and securely stored all data according to the IRB approved protocol, you will close your study with the IRB. Recruitment and data collection may not continue after study closure. The process for closing a study depends on whether your research involves human subjects.
- Human Subjects Research. You will submit a study closure (see instructions below). If you are a doctoral student researcher, you will upload your automated study closure confirmation email to the Doctoral Record.
- Not Human Subjects Research (NHSR). NHSR studies do not need to be closed with the IRB. If you are a doctoral student researcher, you will submit your NHSR determination letter to the Doctoral Record to meet your academic milestone.