Why does an expedited review take as long as a full review?

Why does an expedited review take as long as a full review?

Institutional Review Board (IRB) FAQs Why does an expedited review take as long as a full review?

Why does an expedited review take as long as a full review?

‚ÄčThe term expedited review refers to the categories of research that may be reviewed through an expedited review procedure as outlined in the IRB's Policy and Procedure Manual. It does not refer to the length of time required for the review process.

Expedited review is applicable for research activities which involve no more than minimal risk to the human participants and which can be placed in one or more of the nine (9) categories. Categories one (1) through seven (7) pertain to both initial and continuing review. The definition of minimal risk for the purpose of IRB application is defined as the amount of risk encountered in daily life.

Related FAQs
  • Besides the application form, what else do I need to include with my application for Expedited Review?

    Along with the Application for Expedited Review, include (as applicable)

    • If a questionnaire, survey or test is to be used, attach one copy to the application.
    • If external funding has been sought, a copy of the funding application and the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGCA) Tracking # must accompany the submission.
    • If the Investigator will be obtaining pathological or diagnostic specimens, a release form or letter is required from the Chairman of the Department responsible for providing the specimens. The specimen release form or letter of approval should be attached to the IRB exemption application form.
    • Students, Fellows and Residents must include their Faculty Advisor/Course Instructor's name, phone # and e-mail address as the contact and the advisor or instructor must sign the application, too.


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