NEW! Express Exemptions
Under the Revised Common Rule, effective January 21, 2019, more studies qualify for exemption. Exemption means that after an initial determination by the IRB, no further review is required unless there is a significant change in the project. We are piloting a new initiative to make it quicker and easier to get an exemption. You can even do this before you submit your proposal!
Express Exemption Instructions
Express Exemption Request Form
The new process is optional. You may still choose to complete a full study submission, and the IRB will still issue an exemption determination if the study fits an applicable exempt category.
Review our Revised Common Rule page for information about new exemption categories and more.