What is Exempt from IRB Review

In addition to “research practica,” the following types of projects are exempt from Institutional Board Review:

  • data gathered for the purposes of fundraising
  • market research for the purposes of admissions recruiting
  • recruiting efforts for faculty or staff;  and
  • statistical data collected for the management of institutional affairs, including surveys of students, prospective students, and alumnae

Please note that a project that does not clearly fall into one of these categories should be submitted to the Board for a determination of whether it is exempt. For help with determining if IRB approval is required, please use the Pre-Proposal Survey in the Mentor IRB system. To see the survey, follow the directions in Mentor IRB for creating a new proposal.