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HQ USAFA/A9N
2304 Cadet Drive,
Suite 3800
USAF ACADEMY, CO 80840-5002

Email Address:
usafa.irb@usafa.edu

Telephone Number, HRPP Administrator
Commercial: 719-333-6593 DSN: 333-6593

Telephone Number, Exemption Determination Official (EDO) for Educationally Exempt Research
Commercial: 719-333-3277 DSN: 333-3277

Exempt Review

32CFR 219.101 identifies six categories of human subjects research that are exempt from HRPP oversight. Here is what DoD requires of a Principal Investigator (PI): “Prior to start of an activity that is or may be research involving human subjects, obtain written determination from an appropriate [Exempt Determination Official] EDO or an Institutional Review Board (IRB) per paragraphs 6.a.(1)(a)1. and 10.d. of enclosure 2, and the PI’s [Institutional Official] IO/AIO [Authorized Institutional Official] per paragraph 6.a.(2). PIs are not authorized to make such determinations for their own activities (DoDI3216.02_AFI40-402, Enclosure 2, 11.c.).”

NOTE: The AF has PROHIBTED AF IRBs from reviewing research that has an IRB determination from another organization. If your study has been submitted to any other HRPP or IRB for review, please use the appropriate instructions below.

Associated Instructions and Forms