In order to ensure that studies are properly documented, confirm that the activities still qualify as exempt, and to keep our records up-to-date, exempt studies will now be approved for 3 years. If the study will remain active after three years, a renewal application will need to be submitted. When study activities are complete, a study closure form must be submitted.
If the study is analyzing de-identified data only, please see the Application for Designation of Not Human Subjects Research
This policy will not apply to studies that have already been approved. Any approval dates already in place will not be altered. The IRB will no longer stamp the consent forms for exempt studies.