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Decision Tree

A decision tree was developed to assist faculty, students, and staff determine if IRB review is not required. Generally, if research does not involve human participants and/or if the activity is not systematic or does not contribute to generalizable knowledge, the activity is not considered research with human participants and does not require IRB review. Please contact ORIA for additional assistance in determining if IRB review is necessary.