- Welcome to the Department for Human Research Protections
- DHRP Contacts
- Does Your Research Require IRB Approval
- Which IRB Will Review My Research
- Before You Begin Your Research
- Guidance for Research Involving Children
- Training and Education
- Biomedical IRB Submission Forms
- Biomedical IRB Fee Schedule
- SBE IRB Submission Forms
- IRB Meeting Schedules & Member Information
- Compliance Information
- Institutional Policies
- News and Announcements
- Federal Information and Industry Links
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
|The Social, Behavioral and Educational IRB|
Questions regarding the more appropriate committee for review may be addressed with the DHRP office.
For additional details and expanded information on research categories, please read an excerpt from the Institutional Review Board Guidebook, CHAPTER V, BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH: AN OVERVIEW
What kinds of research must be reviewed by the DHRP and IRBs?
In order to determine whether or not the research proposed meets the criteria for approval set by The University of Toledo and certain sponsoring agencies, all research involving human subjects must be submitted for prior review. Protocols are reviewed by the DHRP or the IRB office staff under the regulations set forth in 45 CFR 46 and placed into one of three categories: Convened Review, Expedited Review or Exempt. The DHRP may also determine that a certain application is not human subject research under the definitions set forth in 45 CFR 46.102.
It is the prerogative of the DHRP and IRB to determine whether proposed research is human subject research and which category of review is appropriate for the research. Only human subject research that is designated exempt by the IRB is exempt from review.
Investigators may not make an independent determination that their research proposal is exempt. For additional information regarding categories of review, please access the federal guidance information at http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/decisioncharts.htm