Investigators must submit research involving human subjects to the HSRO. In some instances, investigators might not know if their proposed project meets the regulatory definitions of “research” involving “human subjects.” Click below to determine if your project meets these definitions:

Not Human Subjects Research Self Certification Tool

If your project is determined to be Not Human Subjects Research, you may print the report as documentation of this determination. If you plan to publish the results of your project, you can submit the report along with a description of the project (protocol) to the IRB via email and the IRB will give you a written opinion.

Below is a chart that you can use to help decide if the project is research involving human subjects.