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Levels of IRB Review

Research that involves human subject participants will fall into one of three review categories depending on level of risk and subject demographic; exempt, expedited or full board review. The pre-protocol diagnostic survey in the Axiom Mentor online system will guide principal investigators towards the appropriate level of review, and level of review will be confirmed by the IRB chair or reviewer designee. Here is more information about each level of review. Also see the IRB Policies and Procedures section on the Belmont University IRB webpage for more detailed information.

Regardless of level of review, a completed application must be submitted to the Axiom Mentor site. Application templates for each level can be found under Forms on the Belmont University IRB webpage. Please note that beginning fall 2017, there is now an application form for exempt projects.

  • Exempt
  • Expedited
  • Full Board