OHRP decision charts updated

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has released an updated set of Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts, which can help IRBs determine whether an activity amounts to human subjects research that falls within the realm of the IRB’s review process.

The charts look at decisions concerning whether the activity is actual research, whether an IRB review can be conducted by expedited procedures and whether informed consent can be waived.

The charts are available at www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/decisioncharts.htm.