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Human Subjects Research - Institutional Review Boards - IRBs


Exempt Review

DHHS Guidelines (45 CFR Part 46.101(b) and (c)) define research as exempt from further IRB review when the research involves no risk to the subject. Research that is considered exempt from Committee review must still be filed with the IRB and certified as exempt.

You may also reference the Research Manual "Section 7.C. Exempt Review Categories of Research" to help you decide which exemption category might apply to your research.

Initial Review Process

Note: Key Personnel listed on protocols that are deemed to be Exempt or Not Human Subjects are not required to take the Human Subjects tutorial training. PI and Faculty Sponsors (if applicable) ARE required to complete the Human Subjects tutorial training. If you do not have a UVM Net ID to complete the training, please submit the "Request for UVM Net ID for Required Training" form.

Please email the submission material to
Exempt Review Materials Last Updated
Protocol Exemption Review and Determination 01/01/16

Also include the following as applicable in the application:

Information Sheet (To be used when protocols are minimal risk and meet the criteria for a waiver of documentation) 12/15/14
Request for UVM Net ID required for Training NA

Last modified May 09 2016 11:33 AM

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