Institutional Review Board
Human Research Protections (HRP)
Program Update: UROP & Expanding the Exempt Self Determination Tool
Version April 6, 2021
University policy requires that an Institutional Review Board (IRB) must review human research projects prior to the start of the research. Undergraduate students who wish to engage in faculty mentored exempt research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) may now use the Exempt Self-Determination Tool.
In addition, for all UCI researchers, the Exempt Self-Determination Tool has now been expanded to allow Exempt category # 4.
Abbreviated Category Description
Established or commonly accepted educational settings that specifically involves normal educational practices
Interactions involving educational tests, survey, interview procedures, or observation of public behavior (including visual or auditory recording)
Benign behavioral interventions with the collection of information from an adult subject through verbal or written responses (including data entry) or audiovisual recording
Secondary research uses of identifiable private information or identifiable biospecimens that are publicly available, for which consent is not required