Does my research need to be reviewed?

Revised Human Subjects Regulations (Common Rule) Wednesday, June 20th 2018

The regulations that human subjects researchers must adhere to (referred to as the Common Rule Regulations) were established in 1991. In 2011, federal agencies began the long-awaited process to revise these regulations and, on January 18, 2017, the final revisions to the Common Rule (Final Rule) were posted in the federal register. The effective and implementation dates have recently changed. As posted in the federal register on June 18, 2018, the revised final Common Rule is both effective and to be implemented on January 21, 2019 with the option of implementing 3 burden-reducing provisions before January 21, 2019.

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You may be planning a project that seems a lot like research to you, but determining when a project must be submitted to

Your research activities must meet both the definition of research and research with human subjects in order to fall under the oversight of the IRB. If you are unsure if your research activity requires IRB review, you can submit a request via eProtocol for determination of human subjects research or you can contact the IRB Coordinators or Chairs if you have any questions about the IRB and your human research endeavors.

Please feel free to contact the IRB Coordinators or Chair if you have any questions about the IRB and your human research endeavors.