Non-minimal Risk Studies
If your study involves taking blood, biomedical procedures, use of drugs or devices (such as health and exercise devices), putting an unusual amount of stress on the participant, or if the participant(s) have a disability, are pregnant, or are prisoners, your study is a non-minimal risk study. IRB will likely consider your research to fall in their "expedited" or "full board review" category.
This category requires the submission of forms:
- HRP 503 (protocol)
- HRP 502 (consent)
- and a copy of your instrument(s), in addition to an IRB application in HURON.
Regarding a copy of your instruments: A copy of your instrument(s) could be a word document with your survey, interview, questionnaire, or focus group questions. If you are using a licensed product, such as a test, evaluation, or assessment tool, include a document with the test questions. If you are using a device, such as a heart rate monitor or some other exercise device, include a description of it, including how it will collect data from subjects. IRB may require you to upload a picture and/or a professional description of the device.
Submit form HRP 503 in the protocol section of the application:
Submit the copy of your instrument(s) in the other documents section of the application:
Please plan ahead for any issues that may cause a delay in IRB approval.