In past years, the burden was placed upon the investigator to determine what kind of review was required. Now, investigators provide all relevant information on a single request for review form, and the IRB makes the determination about what level of review is required. This change in policy should reduce confusion about how to initiate an IRB review and what kinds of information should be provided to the IRB. This should also reduce the time needed to conduct the review.
The type of IRB review is determined through an examination of the IRB request for review form and supplemental materials (e.g., questionnaires, confidentiality statements, etc.)