Discard a Modification

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Discard a modification when it has been decided that the modification will not be pursued, or if instructed to do so by the IRB. Warning: Discarding a modification cannot be undone!

How to Discard a Modification

To discard a modification, navigate to the IRB page by selecting the “IRB tab” at the top left corner of the screen. Next, select the “In-Review tab” to display submissions, including modifications. 

Picture of the In-Review tab in CATS IRB


Then, select the modification that will be discarded. (See image below.)

Picture of a modification number


After locating the appropriate modification, select “Discard” in the next steps menu.

Picture of the discard picture in the Next Steps menu


A warning message will appear. To remove the submission permanently proceed to discard.



Discard caution message


Once discarded the submission will move to the “Archived” tab. 

Picture of the Archive tab in CATS IRB