CONTINUING REVIEW OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED RESEARCH
For Full Review Research
HENDRIX COLLEGE HUMAN SUBJECTS REVIEW BOARD
The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations for the protection of human subjects
require that previously approved Full Review aresearch involving human participants be re-approved at
intervals appropriate to the degree of risk, but not less than once per year.
Note: Research that qualified for Exemption or was reviewed via Expedited
procedures does not require continuing review.
Continuing review and re-approval of research must occur before the one (1) year anniversary date of the
original approval or the research must stop (no new participants enrolled and no research conducted with
previously enrolled participants). Also, re-approval cannot occur more than 30 days prior to the
expiration date. The expiration date is the anniversary date, which is listed on the original approval
memo. It is the investigator’s responsibility to apply for continuing review in a timely manner.
Federal regulations allow up to two (2) annual continuing reviews for a total project approval time of
three years. If the research will continue beyond three years, a new application will need to be
completed and submitted to the HSRB for review before the expiration date.
Continuing review and re-approval will be conducted through the same review process as the original
application: Full committee review. An exception is made if Full Review research is in the “data
analysis only” stage; projects in this phase are not subject to continunig review.
PROCEDURES FOR CONTINUING REVIEW
Submit the following documents 1) electronically as attachments to HSRB@hendrix.edu and 2) in person
as paper copies with original signatures to the HSRB Co-Chair, Dr. Lindsay Kennedy, DWR 140:
A completed Continuing Review Form (see next page)
A copy of the most recently approved version of your original application (including all supporting
documents), with any proposed modifications bolded or underlined.
Note: If your research has been completed since the last review, complete the Final Report
For Research Form instead of applying for continuing review.