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Electronic Submission Instructions for Exempt Review

Effective 12/2015

Investigators may apply for exempt status if their research falls within certain categories of research considered very low risk under Federal regulations at 45 CFR 46.101(b)

At NYU an exempt determination may only be made by the UCAIHS. A completed application for exemption must be submitted to determine whether a project should be granted Exempt status. Applications that may be eligible for this determination may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click on Exempt status for more information on the designation.

Once granted exempt status, a project will not be considered under IRB oversight and further review is not required. Note that any changes made after an exemption has been granted need to be proposed to the UCAIHS in writing prior to initiating changes to ensure that the research still qualifies as exempt. This may be done via email query to

Submissions must be made via Cayuse IRB. Exempt applications submitted through e-mail will no longer be accepted.


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