Requesting Expedited Approval
A faculty member who is not certain that a particular research project, of his own
or of one or more of his students, is exempt from prior review under the provisions
for general exemption shall make a normal application for prior approval and request
an advisory opinion as to whether the research is exempt. Such an application may
be eligible for expedited review by the Chairman of the IRB or by a single voting
member of the IRB designated for such purpose by the IRB.
If the faculty member requests such expedited review, an opinion shall be rendered
not later than the end of the second business day following the calendar day on which
the request is made. Should the IRB or its designee issue an opinion that a particular
research project is exempt from prior approval, that opinion may be relied upon, but
only by that faculty member and only for the particular research project specified
by the applicant in the application.