Amendment (of a study in progress)
If it emerges that a previously approved study requires adjustments which would have led to a different specification in the original FEtC-H application, you should inform the FEtC-H immediately. You can submit an amendment in the portal.
You are required to submit an amendment in the following cases:
- different participant groups;
- a different intervention;
- more or fewer tasks;
- a different estimation of the burden or risk to the participants.
The FEtC-H will of course do its best to provide a prompt reassessment, but if the study is much more ethically complicated due to the change, then the decision can only take place at the following FEtC-H meeting. For questions as to the necessity of an amendment, applicants can contact the FEtC-H secretary.