Types of IRB Review

Whether you are begining a new Full Board Study or preparing for continuing review, the following guidance will aid you in submitting your application to the IRB.

levels of reviewNot Human Subjects Research (NHSR) Guidance

Research that does not meet the federal definition of “human subjects” or “research” is referred to as “Not Human Subjects Research” or “NHSR”

Exempt Study Guidance

Research that meets one of the federal exemption categories and presents no more than minimal risk.

Note: “Exempt” DOES NOT MEAN THE STUDY IS EXEMPT FROM IRB REVIEW.

Expedited Study Guidance

Study must meet one of the federal expedited review categories.

Continuing Review Guidance

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.

Full Board Study Guidance

Research that does not qualify for expedited or exempt review and/or presents more than minimal risks to subjects will receive Full Board Review.

Other Guidance

If you need additional guidance contact the IRB to which you will be submitting your application:
HSIRB Contact Page
UPIRB Contact Page