Full Board (Convened) Review
– Some studies involve more than minimal risk and merit Full Board Review. These studies require a review of the proposed research at a convened meeting at which a quorum of IRB members is present. For the research to be approved, it must receive the approval of a majority of those members present.
Expedited Review – Federal rules permit expedited review for certain kinds of research involving no more than minimal risk and for minor changes in approved research (45 CFR 46.110). Expedited review is performed by the IRB chair, a designated voting member, or a group of voting members rather than by the entire convened IRB.
Exempt Review – When it is determined that the study does not involve human subjects (as defined in 45 CFR 46) or the involvement of human subjects is in one of the six exempt categories listed in the Regulation (45 CFR 46.101(b)), it is exempt. The exempt categories include certain educational practices and tests, study of existing data, public service programs and food evaluations.
Any research study involving human subjects thought to be exempt must be submitted to the IRB for a determination.
For More Information Contact:
Ava Chambliss-Richardson, BA, CIM, CIP
Compliance Support Coordinator
Tel: (478) 301-4101