If investigators believe that their new project qualifies for expedited reivew, they should submit the IRB Protocol Summary Form along with any required documentation (informed consent form, questionnaires, advertisements, etc.) to the Office of Research Compliance.
Please note on the protocol form which expedited review category you believe your research falls under (see below for explanation of all 9 expedited review categories). The ORC and the IRB Chair will determine if your project qualifies for exemption. If you have questions, please contact the ORC.
List of Expedited Categories of Research
An expedited review procedure consists of a review of research involving human subjects by the IRB chairperson or by one or more experienced reviewers designated by the chairperson from among members of the IRB in accordance with the requirements set forth in 45 CFR 46.110.
Deadline: There is no deadline. Expeditable protocols will be reviewed as they are received.
Submission: One original and one copy of the IRB Protocol Summary Form and research tools; One copy of the grant application, if applicable.
Investigator Notification: Please allow approximately four to six weeks for review. Notification will be promptly sent to the investigator electronically and at their respective department. For student PIs, approval is sent electronically and to the student's advisor on campus. Expedited approval must be received before initiating the research study.