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All human subject protocols must be renewed annually, but the process of renewal differs greatly depending on the type of protocol. The HARP system sends out renewal notices approximately six weeks before a protocol is due to expire. For expedited and full protocols, please follow the renewal process in the HARP system. The relevant button for starting the process will be on the left hand list on your protocol screen, towards the bottom. Please call the HARC office at x5399 or send email to with any questions.

Once the full protocol materials have been received, the protocol is considered for renewal at the next meeting of the Human Subjects Committee. If revisions are needed, revision letters are sent out to investigators promptly. Once revisions have been received in the HARC office and approved by the chair of the Human Subjects Committee, the principal investigator is sent a letter of approval.