Exempt Research Activities
Certain research activities are exempt from review and institutional oversight under 45CFR46.104. However, authority to classify research as exempt rests with the Chair of the Institutional Review Board and not with an investigator. Please refer to the UPHDM IRB Exemption Categories Tool for information on updated exempt categories.
If you feel that your project meets exempt status, please submit the Request for Exemption from IRB Review (1/2019) form, including any supporting materials, to the IRB Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The IRB Chair, Vice Chair or Designee will review the materials and you will be notified if the study is deemed exempt or if IRB review and approval is required. Submissions are processed on a first come-first basis via the expedited review process.
For more detailed information on Exempt Research Activities, please review our IRB Procedures, Section IV.A(3).