The IRB reviews proposals for research and assigns them into one of four categories.
Two of the categories require at least annual renewal of IRB approval:
However, at its initial review, the IRB may assign one of two categories that do not require further review:
Full Review is required for protocols involving investigational drugs or devices and where certain vulnerable subject populations will be participating. Full review is also required if the protocol involves more than minimal risk to particicpants. See Section 11 of the IRB Guidebook and the Application for Full Review for complete information.
See Section 10 of the IRB Guidebook and the Application for Expedited Review for complete information.
Expedited review is applicable for research activities which (a) involve no more than minimal risk to the human participants and which (b) can be placed in one or more of the nine (9) categories listed on the application form. The first seven (7) categories are for new applications; the last two apply only to renewals.
See Section 9 of the IRB Guidebook and the Exemption Review Application for complete descriptions of the following 6 categories that may be eleigible for exemption from further IRB review.
The IRB may assign a proposal to this category if it includes the use of only
See Section 8 of the IRB Guidebook for more information on the No Humans Designation. Contact the IRB before submitting any No Humans proposal that does not clearly meet the three requirements listed above.