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CWO procedure for clinical research protocols

Protocols for which the VUmc is the central reviewing METc

  • The scientific review board (CWO) of VUmc CCA evaluates protocols with regard to the scientific content and feasibility within VUmc CCA. 
  • The protocols require an approval of the CWO VUmc CCA before they can be submitted to the VUmc METc. This procedure applies for both single-site and multi-site studies.

Submission requirements:

  • The original protocol.
  • A submission letter with the original signature from the head of the department and the applicant. 
  • Preferably the information for patients.

For clinical protocols it is advisable to use the template research protocol available on the website of the CCMO . For more information you can also visit the website of the Clinical Research Bureau .

Protocols which has been previously approved by an external METc ('lokale goedkeuring')

As of September 1 2015, protocols which have already been approved by an external METc doesn't have to be approved by the CWO.