What process is followed for an exempt review?
If your research meets criteria that qualify for an exempt review, you must submit an application for exemption. To apply for an exempt review, the Principal Investigator must submit a complete application to Research Compliance Office through the eProtocol system. This includes all supporting documentation such as:
- Consent forms
- Surveys or interview questions
- Test forms
- Subject screening forms
- Recruitment materials (posters, phone scripts, etc.)
- Letters of agreement, or other supporting documentation to assure the IRB that appropriate coordination has been done with outside organizations or institutions (clearances to perform research or distribute surveys, etc., at any facility or institution where the research will be conducted).
Do I need to let the IRB know if my exempt study changes?
Yes. If your exempt study changes you must notify the administrative office of the IRB for confirmation that the change has not changed the exempt determination status.
To apply for exempt verification, e-mail all documents to either the firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The attachments must be complete and consistent.
Wait for written IRB approval before beginning data collection.
Sponsorship: For student research applications, the Principal Investigator must be UMKC faculty.