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Protection of Human Subjects Assurance Identification/IRB Certification/Declaration of Exemption (Common Rule)

OMB No. 0990-0263
Approved for use through April 30, 2021

Policy: Research activities involving human subjects may not be conducted or supported by the Departments and Agencies adopting the Common Rule (56FR28003, June 18, 1991) unless the activities are exempt from or approved in accordance with the Common Rule. See section 101(b) of the Common Rule for exemptions. Institutions submitting applications or proposals for support must submit certification of appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and approval to the Department or Agency in accordance with the Common Rule. Institutions must have  an assurance of compliance  that applies to the  research to be conducted and should submit certification of IRB review and approval with each application or proposal unless otherwise advised by the Department or Agency.

6. Assurance Status of this Project (Respond to one of the following)

[ ] This Assurance, on file with Department of Health and Human Services, covers this activity:

Assurance Identification No.                              , the expiration date                              IRB Registration No.                             

[ ] This Assurance, on file with (agency/dept)                                                           , covers this activity.

Assurance No.                              , the expiration date                              IRB Registration/Identification No.                              (if applicable)

[ ] No assurance has been filed for this institution. This institution declares that it will provide an Assurance and Certification of IRB review and approval upon request.

[ ] Exemption Status: Human subjects are involved, but this activity qualifies for exemption under Section 101(b), paragraph                              .

7. Certification of IRB Review (Respond to one of the following IF you have an Assurance on file)

[ ] This activity has been reviewed and approved by the IRB in accordance with the Common Rule and any other governing regulations.

[ ] Full IRB Review on (date of IRB meeting)                              or
[ ] Expedited Review on (date)                             

[ ] If less than one year approval, provide expiration date                             

[ ] This activity contains multiple projects, some of which have not been reviewed. The IRB has granted approval on condition that all projects covered by the Common Rule will be reviewed and approved before they are initiated and that appropriate further certification will be submitted.


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Content last reviewed on April 6, 2018