There's a lot of understandable confusion around the distinction between projects that require IRB approval and those that qualify for exemption. Many faculty researchers and grad students are not even aware there is an option for exemption.
They spend valuable time preparing an application, filling out forms, completing training...then they discover they could have requested exemption.
They send an entire class of undergrads through the IRB application process unnecessarily.
They know the research they're doing is exempt but don't understand why they need to apply for an exemption request.
The goal of this training from Research Integrity & Compliance is to help you understand the differences between exempt and non-exempt, submit the appropriate application, save yourself (and the IRB) time, and conduct the highest quality research possible
Why does it take so long?
We are here to help — grad students, faculty supervising thesis or dissertations, faculty or staff researchers — understand the process from A-Z so they can submit well-prepared applications that get approved on the first review.
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Whether you're a grad student or seasoned faculty researcher, it's likely that the part of your IRB application to receive the most scrutiny from reviewers will be your consent form. Not only will this class help you create an effective form that will meet reviewer expectations, we'll cover other key issues involved in the process of obtaining informed consent from your research subjects.