A study requires IRB oversight if it fits the
federal definition of research with human subjects. In some cases, when it is not clear
whether the project requires IRB review, the researcher should complete a short questionnaire in Cayuse.
If it is determined
the activity does not fall within the federal definition of research with human
subjects, applicants will receive a
determination letter stating the study does not require IRB oversight. Researchers whose studies do require IRB oversight will be provided instructions on how to submit an
application for review. The turnaround
time for such determinations is 2-4 days.