Exempt: Studies are exempt from full review if they have the following characteristics as described under the Protection of Human Subjects Title 45 Code of Regulation part 46 (45 CFR 46.101).
- Research conducted in established or commonly accepted educational settings, involving normal educational practices, such as (1) research on regular and special educational instructional strategies, or (ii) research on the effectiveness of, or the comparison among instructional techniques, curricula, or class management methods.
- Research involving the use of educational tests (cognitive, diagnostic, aptitude, achievement), if information taken from these sources is recorded in such a manner that subjects cannot be identified, directly or through identifiers linked to subjects.
- Research involving survey or interview procedures and research involving observation of public behavior (including observation by an investigator who is also a participant in such behavior). All research involving survey or interview procedures is exempt without exception, when all the respondents are elected or appointed public officials or candidates for public office).