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Decision Trees

As an Illinois researcher, the first step when starting a new project is determining whether the research will require IRB review and approval. The decision trees below provide guidance on whether IRB review is needed. For further assistance, contact OPRS at 217.333.2670 or irb@illinois.edu.

Decision Tree #1

Use this decision tree to find out if you should submit an application for your project to OPRS for IRB review. 

Decision Tree #2

Use this decision tree if your project involves existing/or secondary data to find out if you should submit an application for your project to OPRS for IRB review.