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Researchers: Processes for NHSR and other projects will be simplified in November

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Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Office of Human Research Protections will simplify processes for Not Human Subjects Research and for projects that don’t require IRB review because they don’t meet the federal definition of research.

The current Data Protection application will be updated to determine the project type and to generate a Letter of Determination. This will save researchers time and clearly indicate when there is no need for a WVU+kc protocol submission.

Action needed: Any new and pending NHSR protocol submissions should be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 31, to allow for sufficient time for processing ahead of the Nov. 14 transition date. WVU+kc will not accept NHSR protocol submissions after Nov. 14.

Note: The process for Flex submissions is not changing because those submissions do meet the definition of Human Subjects Research. 

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