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The exempt category is used for studies presenting less-than-minimal risk to non-vulnerable subjects. This category does not apply to research involving deception of participants or to sensitive topics (e.g., recreational drug use, sexual practices, sue of alcohol by minors, criminal behavior). Although the title of this category is "exempt" the study is not exempt from review. It is exempt from some of the regulations governing more risky research.
The expedited category is used for research that involves less-than-minimal risk to vulnerable subjects or research that involves no more than minimal risk to non-vulnerable subjects.
The full review category is used for research that involves minimal or greater-than-minimal risk to vulnerable participants or research that involves greater-than-minimal risk to non-vulnerable participants.
IRB approval is granted for one calendar year from the date of the approval (unless otherwise noted on the approval document you receive). Once approval is provided, please return to this website to file a Status Report