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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.).”

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