Federal regulations specify that certain types of research pose very low risks to subjects, and therefore, require minimal review from the IRB. To determine if your project is exempt, click on the following link and answer the questions in the flow chart. Exempt Review Categories.
For a more detailed description of exempt review projects, please click on the following link. Categories of Exempt Research Activities.
Expedited Reviews are for studies involving no more than minimal risk or for minor changes in previously approved protocols. To meet expedited review criteria your protocol must meet the conditions listed in the Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46.
Full Board Review
Protocols that require full board review have the potential for high risks to subjects (physical, psychological or social) or those that have special population consent considerations (research on prisoners, persons who are not legally competent, ethnic considerations).