HOW TO REQUEST STUDY CLOSURE/INACTIVATION

To determine which closure form (noted below) to submit, you must know your study's review status. This can be found within the approval letter, or by clicking the "My Studies" tab on your iRIS Home page (under Study Assistant). If the status says "Active-Open-Exempt," you will need to submit the closure request for Exempt studies. If it does not say "Active-Open-Exempt," you will need to submit the closure request for Expedited studies.

   

Exempt Studies

  1. Log into iRIS (https://iris.ou.edu).
  2. Click on the “My Studies” tab on the left (under Study Assistant) and open your study.
  3. Click on the link for “Exempt Study Progress/Closure Report”.
  4. Select “Add New Form”.
  5. Respond in question 1.1 that the study has been terminated and should be closed. Click the “Save and Continue” button in the top right.
  6. Click the “Signoff and Submit” button.
  7. Select the “Approve” button, input your 4x4 and password, and select “Save Signoff”.

Expedited Studies

  1. Log into iRIS (https://iris.ou.edu).
  2. Click on the “My Studies” tab under Study Assistant on the left and open your study.
  3. Click on the link on the left for “Continuing Review/Final Report”.
  4. Select “Add New Form”.
  5. Respond that you are closing out the study and save and continue through the remaining sections, answering all questions. You will not need to upload any of your previous study documents.
  6. At the end, click the “Signoff and Submit” button.
  7. Select “Approve”, input your 4x4 and password, and select “Save Signoff”.  


Graduate students, please refer to the Graduate Student Guidance section for information regarding the time table for closing out your study.