Expedited Review Checklist
Institutional Review Board
To determine if your project is eligible for an expedited review, please complete the following:
My project involves more than minimal risk to the subjects.
If you answered “YES” to this question, STOP. Your research will not be supported by HFC. If you
answered “NO, continue.
My project involves the deception of human subjects.
I will include subjects who are under 18 years of age.
During this project, the subjects may experience physical, mental, or emotional
discomfort or harassment.
My pool of subjects will include pregnant women, children or involuntary detainees
If you answered “YES” to any of these, STOP. Your project is not eligible for expedited review. If you
answered “NO” to all of these, continue.
1. I will be collecting biological specimens by noninvasive means.
2. I will be collecting medical specimens using noninvasive procedures.
3. I will be using data, documents, records or specimens originally collected for non-
research purposes.
4. I will be collecting data from voice, video, digital or image recordings made for
research purposes.
5. I will be doing research on individual or group characteristics or behavior, or research
employing survey, interview, oral history, focus group. program evaluation, human
factors evaluation, or quality assurance methodologies.
(Note: Some research in this category may be exempt from the HHS regulations for the protection of
human subjects according to 45 CFR 46.101(b)(2) and (b)(3)).
6. This is a minor change in previously approved research.
If you answered “YES” to any of these, your project may be eligible for expedited review.
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