The UCAIHS must first decide whether a new application meets the criteria for exempt status under one of the federally defined categories or whether it needs to be considered for full review.
Once a proposal is reviewed by the UCAIHS and no outstanding questions or requests for revision remain, the UCAIHS may deem an application approved as:
If the UCAIHS does not consider that an Application for Review may yet be approved, it may deem the Application as Pending and request revisions and / or clarification that it feels are necessary to bring the proposed project into full compliance with the requirements for involving human subjects.
In these cases, the application will be considered either:
Pending status may also be applied to Continuations and Requests for Changes if the UCAIHS feels that it needs more information or clarification to complete reviews in this category.
It is important to note that there are two levels of pending status:
The UCAIHS may also deem an application:
Decisions of the UCAIHS are final and binding for the University. They are not subject to change by other University offices or authorities.
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