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Please use the respective IRB e-mail for protocol-related correspondence.
CCE Building, Rm. 0106
Mail Stop 1035
Social, Behavioral and Educational IRB
University Hall, Room 2300
Mail Stop 944
Department for Human Research Protections
Carolyn Pinkston, MPH, CIP
Director of Operations
|In order to determine whether an activity is research that requires review by the IRB the following questions should be answered:|
|A. Does the research meet the federal definition for involvement of human subjects?|
B. Does the research meets the Federal Definition for "research"?
Ifthe answer to any of the questions posed in A is "Yes" and either of the questions in B is "Yes", the projects is subject to review by the IRB and the investigator must submit
the project on either a Protocol Application or Claim of Exempt Application as determined
by the level of risk.
|A project may be considered “instructional” and not require IRB review if it satisfies
the criterion listed below:
Ifthe answer is 'Yes', the project does not meet the definition of human subjects research and does not require review by the IRB.
All qualifying research projects involving human subjects not falling in the "instructional" category must be reviewed by the IRB Chair, Chair Designee or the full IRB in order to comply with federal regulations and University policies concerning the use of human subjects in research. An investigator should allow sufficient lead time for the review of any project submitted to the IRB as the committee meets on a monthly basis.
Categories for review by the IRB are: full Convened, Expedited and Exempt. Following submission of the protocol application, projects will be pre-reviewed and assigned to either the convened or expedited category. Expedited applications will not require the review of the entire committee but will be evaluated in detail by the Chair or Chair Designee to determine compliance with human subject research guidelines, 45 CFR 46 and the University's Federalwide Assurance. Exempt applications will also be reviewed in the same manner. Convened items will be reviewed by the entire board at the monthly meeting. Please see IRB Meeting Schedules & Member Information for submission dates.