These provisions within 45 CFR §46 (referred to as the “Revised Common Rule” and “The Final Rule”) reduce the categories deemed “research” for purpose of IRB review. In order to facilitate this, we are instituting a new two-step process:
- Decision Tree- The IRB decision tree is designed to assist researchers with determining if their projects may qualify for exemptions under the new provisions. Certain outcomes may eliminate the need to submit a full IRB application.
- IRB Application for Full or Limited Review- If after the decision tree process you are required to submit an IRB Application, you would download the document linked above and submit it here. DO NOT email applications to the IRB or the Office of Research unless you have been specifically instructed to do so.