Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between expedited and standard review?

Expedited Review is when your project is reviewed by two HSR board members. Projects that require standard review are reviewed by the full HSR board.

Projects qualify for expedited review when research procedures are limited to activities that:

·         are federally approved for expedited review,

·         incur no more than minimal risk for participants,

·         entail a minor change in previously approved research that involves no additional risk to the research subject.


Projects require standard review when there is greater than minimal risk to subjects.


Please note that all instruments, questionnaires, protocols, etc. used in the study must be submitted with the application. 


Do NOT include a resume or vita for the researcher(s), copies of related articles, a list of references or anything that is not listed as part of the required appendices.