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Exempt

  • Exempt

    PUBLIC BENEFIT OR SERVICE PROGRAMS

    1. The program under study must deliver a public benefit (e.g., financial or medical benefits as provided under the Social Security Act) or service (e.g., social, supportive, or nutrition services as provided under the Older Americans Act).
    2. The research or demonstration project must be conducted pursuant to specific federal statutory authority.
    3. There must be no statutory requirement that the project be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
    4. The project must not involve significant physical invasions or intrusions upon the privacy of participants.

    Institutions should consult with the HHS funding agency regarding the above conditions before invoking this exemption.