IRB review can be either exempt, expedited, or full based on several aspects of the research being performed. Different types of review take different amounts of time.
Exempt No review by full committee needed (goes on file). Study falls under any one of these categories or criteria. Please indicate any/all criteria that are applicable on Request for Protocol Review form.
The research will be conducted in an established or commonly accepted educational setting and involves normal educational practices.
Any research that involves the use of educational tests, survey procedures, interview procedures or observation of public behavior and subjects is being conducted in such a way that individual cannot be identified.
Disclosure of any human subject responses outside of the research cannot reasonably place the subject at risk of criminal or civil liability, be damaging to the subject's financial standing, employability, or reputation.
Research involves the use of educational tests, survey procedures, interview procedures, or observation of public behavior not exempt under b. Research being conducted by the survey uses human subjects that are elected or appointed officials or candidates for public office or involves a situation for which federal statutes require that confidentiality be maintained throughout the research and thereafter.
Any collection or study of existing data, documents, records, pathological specimens or diagnostic specimens is being done in such a way that subjects cannot be identified directly or through identifiers linked to the subjects.
Research or demonstration projects which are conducted by or subject to approval of Department or Agency heads and which are designed to study, evaluate, or otherwise examine:
b) procedures for obtaining benefits or services under those programs,
c) possible changes in or alternatives to those programs or procedures, or
d) possible changes in methods or levels of payment for benefits or services under those programs.
Taste and food quality evaluation and consumer acceptance studies:
a) if wholesome foods without additives are consumed, or
b) if a food is consumed that contains an ingredient at or below the level and for a use found to be safe, or agricultural chemical or environmental contaminant at or below the level found to be safe, by the FDA or approved by the EPA or the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Expedited Review by 2+ committee members, review decision by 14 days (and goes on file). Study falls under any one of these categories or criteria. Please indicate any/all criteria that are applicable on Request for Protocol Review form.
Research involves collection of hair, nail clippings, dental plaque and/or calculus, or teeth in a non-disfiguring manner, or bodily secretions.
Research involves collection of small (less than 450 ml. over an eight week period and less than 2 samples per week) amounts of blood by venipuncture from subjects 18 years of age or older who are in good health and not pregnant.
Research involves speech recordings made for research purposes such as the investigation of speech defects.
Research involves moderate exercise by healthy volunteers.
Study involves use of existing data, documents, records, pathological specimens, or diagnostic specimens with possible identification of participant.
Research involves looking at individual or group behavior where the investigator does not manipulate subject's behavior and the research will not involve stress to subjects.
Research involves work with drugs or devices for which an investigational new drug exemption or an investigational device exemption is not required.
Full Review by majority of committee members, review 7 days after bi-semester IRB meeting (and goes on file).
Study does not fit in either exempt or expedited review criteria. Please indicate by checking "Full Review" on Request for Protocol Review form.