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Does "exempt" mean that my study does not need IRB review?

Research activities in which the only involvement of human subjects will be in one or more of the exempt categories defined by the federal regulations, will be given an exempt determination, rather than IRB approval.  Exempt studies are so named because they are exempt from some of the federal regulations.  However, they are not exempt from state laws, institutional policies, or the requirements for ethical research.

Contact Info

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

p. 541-737-8008
f. 541-737-3093

Office of Research Integrity
Research Office
Oregon State University
A312 Kerr Administration
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-2140
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