What is Exempt, Expedited, and Full Board Review?
There are three types of IRB review (Exempt, Expedited, and Full Board). Even though the Principal Investigator identifies the type of review when s/he completes the New Study Form, the IRB makes the final determination. View OHRP’s Decision Chart. 1. Exempt: Under federal regulations, certain types of research may be exempt from Full Board IRB review if the study involves no more than “minimal risk” and falls into one or more of six categories. Click here to see the categories for exempt. The New Study Submission Form also identifies the six categories. Studies seeking exempt status may require prior department approval. 2. Expedited: The IRB may use an expedited review procedure when the research involves no more than minimal risk to the subjects and where the only involvement of human subjects will be in one or more of the expedited categories. Click here to see the categories for expedited. The New Study Submission Form also identifies the categories. 3. Full Board: Submissions tha