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Full Board (Convened), Expedited, and Exempt are the three types of review methods investigators can potentially select from when submitting their research project to the IRB for review. The nature of the research, level of risk, type of participants, and type of information being gathered all determine which review method will be used. The IRB has authority to approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or disapprove all research activities.

A Full Board (Convened) Review method is used when the research involves greater than minimal risk; the research participants are children, pregnant women, prisoners, or other vulnerable populations; and/or the type of information being gathered is identifiable or of a sensitive nature. When this method of review is used, the primary investigator meets with the Board.

An Expedited Review method is used in accordance with federal guidelines when the research involves no more than minimal risk to subjects. When this method of review is used,  a member(s) of the Board along with the Chair will review the proposal rather than it going to the full Board.

An Exempt Review request is to be submitted for research with very minimal risk to human subjects as determined by regulatory guidelines (HHS Title 45 CFR Part 46.101(b)1-6). The IRB is only able to exempt a project from continuing review after the application has been received and reviewed.

Submit the following forms to initially request a Full Board or Expedited Research Review:
IRB Research Application (form IRB 1 - Word 2007, 2010)
Informed Consent Template (form IRB 7)

Submit the following forms to request an Exempted Research Review:
Request for Exemption Application (form IRB 5)
Informed Consent Template (form IRB 7)

Submit the following form to indicate completion of your research project:
Project Completion (form IRB 10)

Submit the following form to indicate continuance of your research project:
Re-Approval / Continuation (form IRB 2)

Additional forms that you may need:
Amendment Review (form IRB 3)
Adverse Event Report (form IRB 4)
Protocol Deviation Report Form (form IRB 6)