Please indicate which of the following categories applies to your research:
1. Educational Research 45CFR46.101(b)(1)
a. Normal Educational Practices and settings. Study of normal educational practices that will be
conducted in commonly accepted settings.
2. Research using surveys, interviews, educational testing 45CFR46.101(b)(2)
a. Anonymous Education Tests, Surveys, Interviews, or Observations. Involves the use of
education tests, survey procedures, interview procedures, or observations of public behavior.
May not include identifiers.
3. Research using surveys, interviews, educational testing involving elected/appointed public
officials or where confidentiality of data is protected by federal statute 45CFR46.101(b)(3)
a. Identifiable Subjects in Special Circumstances. If section b subjects are elected or appointed
public officials or candidates for public office or federal statutes require without exception that
the confidentiality be maintained.
4. Research using existing specimens/data 45CFR46.101(b)(4)
a. Collection or Study of Existing Data
5. Research or Demonstration Projects Approved by Federal Department/Agency Head
a. Public Benefit or Service Programs. Must be conducted by or subject to the approval of
department or agency head, designed to study, evaluate, or examine public benefit or service
programs, procedures, changes in or alternative under the programs, etc.
6. Taste and food quality evaluation or consumer acceptance 45CFR46.101(b)(6)
a. Taste and Food Evaluation and Acceptance Studies. Limited to taste and food quality
evaluation studies that do not involve risks of indigestion or vitamin deficiencies. Studies
involving consumption of alcohol, vitamins, or supplements are not eligible for exempt status.
(Bankhart & Amdur, 2006).