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Institutional Review Board Exempt Review Form

Qualifications for Exemption:

1. The research is outside the jurisdiction of the ODH IRB (jurisdiction includes research which, directly or indirectly, involves the State of Ohio, its agencies or instrumentalities, as well as local governmental entities over which the ODH IRB has accepted jurisdiction), or
2. The research falls under at least one of the exemption categories listed on page two of the ODH IRB Exemption Request Form.

Even if your protocol meets the qualifications, some exclusions may apply.  The final decision of whether a protocol qualifies for exemption lies with the Chair.


All Exempt applications must contain the following:

1. IRB Exemption Request Form 
2. Research Protocol or Detailed Project Description