Expedited Category Review
Who decides whether or not a project has "minimal risk"?
At UNTHSC, risk to subject assessment is initially evaluated by OReC Executive Director and staff. Although the project's Principal Investigator may indicate that the project is a "minimal risk" activity, federal regulations and guidelines, as well as UNTHSC policy, specify that a third party make this determination: in our case, the OReC Executive Director and staff.
If the OReC Executive Director concurs that a project is "minimal risk", it is then assessed for a specific category of research, again, based on federal regulations. If this category meets the regulations for Expedited Review it is then sent to the IRB chair for consideration.
Pages in Expedited Category Review
- Expedited Category Review
- What is Expedited Category Review?
- What are the Criteria for Expedited Category Review?
- What is the definition of minimal risk?
- You are here: Who decides whether or not a project has "minimal risk"?
- What research categories are eligible for an Expedited Category Review?
- What is the application process for submitting an Expedited Category Review research project?
- How (and When) Will I know that a Protocol has been Approved?
- Who receives these IRB Board Action Notices / Letters of Approval?
- What happens if my "Expedited Review" project turns out not to qualify for Expedited Review?