Protocol Submission

Protocol Submission

Protocol Submission

What is the deadline for protocol submission?
The submission deadline for protocols is the 21st of the month (or next business day if on a weekend or holiday) for review in the next month's review cycle. For example a protocol submitted on September 21 will be reviewed in the October review cycle.

How can I ensure my submission is accepted?
There are a few checks you can perform before you submit your protocol to prevent delays.

  • Be sure the title on your form matches the grant title. When submitting multiple forms or to multiple administration offices (OSP, OH&S, etc.) be sure that information like the project title and PI name match on all forms. Many times our offices need to communicate about projects and if this information doesn't match it can cause delays.
  • Check that all personnel have been identified with the correct BlazerID.
  • Make sure you have responded to all required questions within the form.
  • When renewing, check your renewal reminder notice to ensure you are submitting the correct form.

If I receive a competing continuation of my grant do I need to submit a new AUR form?
Yes, competing continuations require an AUR form and full review. Since the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) assigns a new link number and Grants Accounting will assign a new account number(s), the competing continuation is considered a separate grant and must be reviewed as such for tracking purposes. The IACUC is required to perform a grant-to-protocol comparison and review all procedures related to this grant segment.