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Do I still need to submit a protocol for IRB review if I do not believe my project qualifies as human subjects research?

Yes.  It is the policy of SIUE that faculty, staff, and student investigator(s) of any study or project involving human subjects, regardless of the type of activity or interaction, are required to submit a Kuali IRB protocol.  The SIUE IRB will make the determination of whether a project qualifies as Not Human Subjects Research (NHSR) according to the federal regulation definition of human subjects and research in 45 CFR 46.102.

Not Human Subject Research determination reviews have an average turnaround of less than 1 week.