Expedited studies are reviewed by the IRB Chair or one or more (generally three) experienced members designated by the Chair. Reviewers are designated based on expertise in disciplines of studies and on a rotating basis when possible. Expedited protocol applications are sent to designated reviewers as soon as they are received by the IRB. In conducting expedited reviews, the IRB member(s) may exercise all of the authorities of the IRB except that they may not disapprove the research. A research activity may be disapproved only after review by the convened IRB.
Details regarding the use of expedited review procedures can be found on the OHRP website. Expedited review procedures may also be used to review minor changes in previously approved research during the period for which approval is authorized.
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