All research involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Princeton IRB before initiation. However, the Code of Federal Regulations identifies six categories of minimal-risk Human Subjects research as being exempt from Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Research Subjects.
Please use the drop down menu to review exempt categories, examples and tips.
Annual continuing review is not required for exempt research and Investigators must contact the IRB office to close projects when completed. Research that does not meet the criteria for “Exempt Status” may require an Expedited or Full Application for IRB review.
Application for IRB Exemption
If you are unsure whether your proposal may be exempt from IRB review, please review the categories above and contact the IRB office for guidance. An IRB administrator will review the application and follow up with you if more information is needed to make the exempt determination.