The document will be assessed by ORED to ensure that the in-person activities are necessary and that appropriate mitigation steps will be taken to minimize potential risks to the participants and researchers.
If revisions are required, the document will be sent back to the the researcher with comments and tracked changes. Plans may require a call with the researcher to discuss and clarify the proposed activities and mitigation plan.
Once all pending revisions have been addressed, the document is submitted to the Vice President for Research for final ORED approval. When applicable, the document may also require approval by a Health Committee and the Repopulation Task Force.
The researcher will be notified in writing once final approval has been obtained.