Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR)

Protocol Review Process

Levels of Review

Determination of Exemption

See also Exempt Criteria

Investigator Responsibilities

Exempt Reviewers Responsibilities and Process

Submission Process

Proceed to Protocol Builder. Answer the questions appropriately. When you get to the question- "Does this study meet exempt approval criteria?" Answer the question YES. Protocol Builder will then provide you with the appropriate documents to complete.


If you need to modify the procedures in this project you must submit an email to describing the changes. This includes any changes to recruitment/ advertising materials. The IRB-HSR will determine if the project continues to meet the criteria for exempt research.


Send an email to when this study has been closed. Include the IRB-HSR# of this study in the email. An IRB-HSR Closure Form is not required.

For additional information regarding educational resources for research see