Types of Decisions
Approved (research may begin). No further action is required and the principal investigator is free to initiate the study.
Require modifications/additional information to secure Approval (research may not begin). Changes, revisions, or additional information is required before the study may begin. Comments must be addressed and highlighted in a resubmitted protocol and the IACUC must approve these before the study can begin.
Call for full committee review (research may not begin). The proposed research, because of the level of hazards/stress involved, cannot be initiated until an IACUC meeting can occur and the protocol discussed in full.