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Please don’t check the “attach to letter” box when drafting contingencies

When you’re drafting contingencies during your study reviews, you’ll notice an “attach to letter” box at the bottom of the contingency box, as shown here:

 

Contingency box

When drafting contingencies before a meeting, please do not check “attach to letter.” Checking this box makes the draft contingency visible to the study team, even before a contingency letter is sent out. Because contingencies are subject to discussion and revision (or perhaps elimination) at IRB meetings, this box should not be checked until the contingency is finalized. The chair will check the “attach to letter” box after the final cleanup of contingencies right before the letter is sent.