Research Administration and Sponsored Programs IRB Decision Charts

Decision Charts

The following chart is designed as a guide for researchers who decide if an activity is research involving human subjects that must be reviewed by the IRB under the requirements of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations at 45 CFR part 46.

Chart 2 A, B, C, D, E: Is the Human Subjects Research Eligible for Exemption?