Please prepare a concise (typically one page) description of the research to accompany
this application, and include the following information:
The goals, hypotheses or research questions guiding the investigation.
Expected dates for starting and completing the research.
How participants will be selected or identified.
How many participants your plan will involve.
Any type of compensation or reward that participants will receive.
How you will obtain the data.
Where and for how long the data will be stored.
Also please attach a copy of written materials that may assist the IRB in determining if
your research is eligible for exemption from continuing review. Examples would be a
cover letter, a questionnaire, a script of remarks for participants, etc.
If this research project is customized by a member of the Meredith faculty to meet
specific learning objectives in a course offered at Meredith College, a “blanket”
exemption is possible, valid for up to two years. In lieu of the description requested
above, submit a generic explanation of topics and/or methods that students will pursue,
with explicit clarification of how the research assignment is relevant to the objectives.
Include the course number and title, and indicate how often the course is scheduled.
Submit three copies to the Meredith College Institutional Review Board
Application for Exempt Review [ ____is] [ ____ is not] approved.
Signature of IRB Chairperson______________________________________________
Date of decision ___________________________________, and if approved…
Approval expiration date________________________________________
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