Types of IRB Review
Whether you are begining a new Full Board Study or preparing for continuing review, the following information will inform you about the specific levels of IRB review.
Research that does not fit the federal definition of “human subjects” or “research” is referred to as “Not Human Subjects Research” or “NHSR”. A short online application is used by the IRB to determine if a project is NHSR.
- Definitions of “Human Subjects” and “Research”
- Is Your Project Human Subjects Research? A Guide for Investigators
Research can be approved as “exempt” if it is no more than “minimal risk” and fits one of the 6 federally designated categories. “Exempt” DOES NOT MEAN THE STUDY IS EXEMPT FROM IRB REVIEW.
Research can be approved as “exempt” if it fits in one of the 9 expedited review categories.
Full Board Review
Research that does not qualify for expedited or exempt review and/or presents more than minimal risks to subjects will receive Full Board Review.
- HSPP Policies and Procedures
- Federal Agencies’ Policies
- UPIRB Full Board/CR Submission Deadlines
- HSIRB Full Board/CR Submission Deadlines
The IRB determines the period of approval and frequency of review for all studies involving human subjects research. If an investigator intends to continue the study beyond the period for which it was approved, then the investigator must complete a Continuing Review application.
- IRB Requirements for Continuing Review After Enrollment and Data Collection are Completed
- IRB Continuing Review for Full Board Studies
- Consent Forms and Templates
- Tips for IRB Submissions
- Agreements for IRB Review at Other Institutions
- Research Coordinator Guidance
- Biomedical Regulatory Binder: Table of Contents
- Biomedical Subject File
- Social Behavioral Study Binder: Table of Contents
- IRB Guidebook (Guidebook for researchers and IRB members)
- Certificates of Confidentiality
- Human Subjects Regulations Decision Charts
- Research Related Professional Ethics Codes and Guidelines(Word Doc)
- Keeping Out of Legal Trouble -Academic Senate Faculty Guide (PDF)