Please review our quick reference guide on IRB Application Types to assist you in choosing the correct program description / review type.
There are two categories of Minimal Risk Studies: Exempt and Expedited. Determining whether a proposed research study falls within one of the Exempt or Expedited categories is often a judgment call rather than a hard line regulatory decision. The decision becomes clearer when the researcher is able to frame her / his research proposal into one of the Exempt or Expedited categories. It is important that investigators familiarize themselves with the categories, so they know which initial program description to complete to upload into eCompliance.
Additionally, Retrospective Chart Reviews are minimal risk research. Our form is designed to assist our office with making the correct determination on whether your retrospective chart review is Exempt or Expedited.