At UNTHSC, risk to subject assessment is initially evaluated by ORC Executive Director and staff. Although the project’s Principal Investigator may indicate that the project is a “minimal risk” activity, federal regulations and guidelines, as well as UNTHSC policy, specify that a third party make this determination: in our case, the ORC staff and Executive Director.
If the ORC Executive Director concurs that a project is “minimal risk“, it is then assessed for a specific category of research, again, based on federal regulations. If this category meets the regulations for Exempt Review, a determination notice is sent by the ORC Executive Director to the Principal Investigator.
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