Re-opening a Closed Study

Once a study has closed, no further activity can take place. Occasionally, however, there may be a request for study data after a study has closed. Because the Common Rule requires that use of identifiable private information for research occur either with an IRB-approved protocol in place or with an IRB exemption of the research, the DUHS IRB has a mechanism available to allow for the re-opening of a closed study, under limited circumstances.