A project that involves greater than minimal risk requires approval by the full HSRB panel composed of members qualified to review research in that field. Research that requires full committee review includes:

  • Research that involves greater than minimal risk

  • Non-exempt research that involves children or other vulnerable populations (e.g. prisoners, pregnant women, people not competent to provide informed consent)

  • Research that involves experimental drugs or devices

  • Research that involves invasive procedures

  • Research that involves deception

  • Research that involves sensitive questions or information about sexual practice or illegal behavior

  • Any survey or interview that is likely to be stressful for the subject