Note: Upon initial and continuing review, a study originally submitted as exempt may be bumped to expedited, and a study originally submitted as expedited study may be bumped to full board review, depending on the risks to subjects and the types of subjects involved in the study.
IRB Review Categories
If you plan to collect data for the purposes of evaluation or assessment only, IRB review may not be required. Please contact the Research Compliance Office (907-786-1099) to make this determination.
Please note the examples listed below are adapted from OHRP's Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts. The IRB must determine the level of review, although the PI should be aware of which category of review applies to his/her research.
Examples of exempt studies:
Examples of expedited studies:
Full Board Review
Examples of full board review studies:
If you have specific questions about whether a study is exempt, expedited, or requires full board review, contact the Research Compliance Office.