Please contact the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) office by phone at (317) 274-8289 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need accessibility help with the protocol decision tree.
Expedited Research Criteria
Review the following multiple choice options and select the best option that applies to your new study submission. Your selections on each proceeding page will help identify the most likely level of review.
- A: Collection of blood samples by finger stick, heel stick, ear stick or venipuncture
Select option A
- B: Prospective collection of biological specimens for research purposes by noninvasive means1
Select option B
- C: Collection of data through noninvasive procedures routinely employed in clinical practice2
Select option C
- D: Research involving materials3 that have been collected, or will be collected solely for nonresearch purposes OR collection of data from voice, video, digital or image recordings made for research purposes OR research on individual or group characteristics or behavior4 or research employing survey, interview, oral history, focus group, program evaluation, human factors evaluation, or quality assurance methodologies
Select option D
- E: None of the above
Select option E
1Examples include: Hair and nail clippings; deciduous teeth at time of exfoliation or if routine patient care indicates a need for extraction; permanent teeth if routine patient care indicates a need for extraction; external secretions (including sweat); uncannulated saliva; placenta removed at delivery; amniotic fluid obtained at the time of rupture of the membrane prior to or during labor; supra- and subgingival dental plaque and calculus; mucosal and skin cells collected by buccal scraping or swab, skin swab, or mouth washings; sputum collected after saline mist nebulization.
2Examples include: physical sensors applied to the surface of the body or at a distance that do not involve input of significant amounts of energy into the subject or an invasion of the subject’s privacy; weighing or testing sensory acuity; magnetic resonance imaging; electrocardiography; electroencephalography, thermography detection of naturally occurring radioactivity, electroretinography, ultrasound, diagnostic infrared imaging, doppler blood flow, and echocardiography; moderate exercise, muscular strength testing, body composition assessment and flexibility testing where appropriate given the age, weight and health of the individual
Contact the Human Subjects Office:
The Indiana University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) provides administrative support to all IU campuses and maintains physical offices in two locations, Indianapolis and Bloomington.
Indianapolis (Main):Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)
Office of Research Compliance
Lockefield Village, 3rd Floor
980 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Bloomington:Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)
Office of Research Compliance
2218 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47408