For those of you not on the IRB mailing list, please see the information from UF IRB regarding NIH human subjects below. 


From: UF IRB Mailing List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Simic,Ivana
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:09 PM
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Subject: NIH Human Subject Research Decision Tool




NIH recently shared an announcement that it has updated its human subjects research decision tool to reflect changes effective in the 2018 Revised Common Rule. The human subjects research decision tool consists in answering a few questions to find out if research could be considered human subjects research or if it may be exempt from federal regulations.


Please note that the scope of this tool is limited. It is to be used only in the research planning phase and is intended only to be used for the purpose of NIH grant submission. Please note that per the University of Florida’s institutional policy , regardless of what this tool determines (even if the above tool determines that for NIH purposes the research is non-human or exempt)  all research that involves humans, human tissue, or human data must be submitted to a UF IRB for approval before engaging in the research


If you have any questions please contact the IRB via e-mail or at (352) 273-9600.



Ivana Simic


Ivana Simic, PhD

Assistant Director of Institutional Review Boards

University of Florida | Shepard Broad Building 130b

1300 Center Drive | Gainesville, FL 32610 

Tel: 352-273-9604 

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