Reactivating a Submission Withdrawn by the IRB

Procedures to reactivate a study with the IRB

How do I reactivate a study?

Studies or submissions that have been withdrawn by the IRB automatically in ARROW have the option to be reactivated by the study team within 12 months of that action. To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log into ARROW

Step 2: Locate the submission you wish to reactivate by searching for the IRB protocol number under the IRB tab.

Step 3: Click on the study name to enter the study’s workspace.

Step 3a: Locate the particular submission workspace that you wish to reactivate.

Step 4: Under “My Activities” on the left side, click on “Submit Request to Reactivate” and fill out the form.

Submit Request to Reactivate

The Reactivation Request form will request the following information:


Provide the rationale for why a request to reactivate is necessary (Q1.1) and describe whether significant changes have been made to the IRB submission (Q1.2-1.2.1).

Step 5: Click “OK” at the bottom of the form to submit the Reactivation Request.

What happens after a Request to reactivate report is submitted?

  • The request to reactivate is either confirmed or denied by the HS IRBs staff.
  • If the reactivation request is confirmed, the application or submission state will change to an Issues Pending state for the study team to respond to outstanding HS staff or IRB requests and proceed with the IRB approval process.
  • If the study reactivation request is denied, the application or submission will remain in an IRB withdrawn state and a new application or submission will be necessary to continue to obtain IRB approval for the study or submission type.

Please refer to Working with Closed, Completed, Withdrawn, and Archived Studies for more information on the process of Applications Withdrawn by the IRB and timeframes to submit a reactivation requests.

Keywords:reactivate IRB withdrawn reactivation reopen re-open   Doc ID:40454
Owner:Faye L.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2014-05-28 14:43 CSTUpdated:2015-10-13 14:09 CST
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