Self-Determination of Research Not Involving Human Subjects

Research projects that do not involve human subjects as defined by the regulations under 45 CFR 46.102(e)(1) do not require submission to the IRB for review.  To reduce researcher burden, the IRB has developed this easy self-determination tool to allow researchers to make their own determinations as to whether the proposed activity involves human subjects and thus needs IRB review. 

The tool will either provide a final determination of research not involving human subjects to your email or it will direct you to submit the project to the IRB for review and approval.   Please review the Research Not Involving Human Subjects Determination Tool (PDF) in its entirety to prepare yourself for the questions that will posed to you. 

Research Not Requiring Human Subjects Tool