Proposals Requiring Full Review

Any research project that cannot be reviewed using the Expedited Review Procedure will be subject to Full Review by the Board. All members of the Board will discuss the proposal. Full Reviews are required for proposals that involve a federally protected group (children under the age of 18, prisoners, or individuals with impaired decision-making capabilities) and/or a proposal that exceeds minimal risk. The IRB will pay particular attention to the elements of the informed consent that addresses how participants will be able to make decisions to participate without coercion, and if the proposal involves more than minimal risks, those risks must be outlined in the informed consent to the participant. A majority vote of the Board is required for approval of a proposal. Minutes of Full Review discussions will be kept, and a summary of those minutes will be available, on request.