UW Research

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

GUIDANCE Exempt Research


This document provides guidance about how to determine whether a human subjects research project qualifies for exempt status.

Change Notes

Added instructions for transitioning an application approved under the Original Common Rule to the Revised Common Rule at the time of a modification – 01.03.2020

Removed all references to Confidentiality Agreements and to state law RCW 42.48 – 07.28.2019

Added “plans to decrease data security protections” as another example of when an Exempt application should be modified – 04.12.2019

Revised common rule, moved requirements to WORKSHEET: Exempt Determinations – 12.28.2018