Applications (Level I, II/III and determinations) | Office of Research Compliance | Kent State University

Applications (Level I, II/III and determinations)

Level 1 Exemption Application — Examples include, but are not limited to: anonymous surveys, use of existing data, certain research performed in educational settings or on typical educational processes.

Level II and III Research Application — Examples include but are not limited to: research conducted on human subjects that involves use of vulnerable populations, sensitive subjects, more risk for participants, suicidal thoughts, mental illness, substance abuse, deception, use of devices and/or drugs/supplements, invasive procedures. NEW - The IRB may approve some level II studies for three year intervals.

Self determinations

Exempt self determination - NEW PILOT PROGRAM! complete this online form (Chrome is recommended) if your study is limited to exempt survey or educational testing (cognitive, aptitude, achievement) procedures. For your information, this PDF includes the determination review path and Qualtrics form.    

​​​​​​​IRB Review Determination Form — Use this online form (Chrome is recommended) if you are unsure whether your project requires IRB review. For your information, this PDF includes the determination review path and Qualtrics form. 

Is Your Research a Clinical Trial? - Use this online tool to determine if your research is subject to the regulations that govern clinical research involving human subjects.