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Does your project need IRB approval?

1. Is your project considered research?
      For IRB purposes, research is defined as "a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and  evaluation,       designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge".
2.  Does it involve human participants?
      A human participant is a living individual about whom or from whom an investigator obtains data through intervention                 orinteraction with the individual or through records containing identifiable private information.

If you answer "yes" to both of these questions, you need to have the IRB approve your project before you begin conducting any research. Click here to find out whether your proposal might qualify for expedited review.


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