The Revised Common Rule Presentations

Regulations Calendar

Are you prepared for the Revised Common Rule?

The Revised Common Rule took effect on January 21st, 2019. This means that new regulations and institutional policies and procedures for conducting human subjects research must be complied with. While currently approved projects will remain under the previous version of the Common Rule, all research approved by the IRB after January 21th must be compliant with the new regulations. UI researchers conducting research involving human volunteers must be prepared to comply with the Revised Common Rule.

To assist in this preparation, the Human Subjects Office offered multiple presentations in January and February to inform the research community about:

  • The primary changes to the Common Rule
  • Changes to UI IRB policies and procedures
  • Changes to the HawkIRB application and associated template documents

See below for the schedule of April presentations on the new and updated exempt categories of research. 

Contact the IRB Education & Outreach Program if you have any questions or would like to schedule a presentation about the revised regulations for the faculty, staff and students in your department.

For more information about the regulations, access the 1/21/19 Revised Common Rule Regulatory Changes page. 



Exemption Categories Tool

Recording of Revised Common Rule Presentation- Access the ICON Course for Researchers, available to anyone with an active HawkID. Click on the "UICapture Recordings Page" section to access the recording.

Revised Common Rule Introductory Presentation Slides


Revised Common Rule Presentation: New and Updated Exempt Categories

The Human Subjects Office invites researchers to attend an April presentation to explore the new and revised exempt categories in more detail and give examples of research that qualifies for Exempt Status. This presentation will be of particular interest to researchers who conduct the following types of minimal risk research:

  • Educational settings
  • Interviews, surveys, focus groups or observation
  • Benign behavioral interventions

One of the biggest changes in the Revised Common Rule is to research deemed “exempt” by the regulations. The regulations consider exempt research to be very low risk to participants. This may include research like conducting minimal risk surveys and interviews. The Revised Common Rule has added new categories of exempt research, altered others, and made most of the categories less strict in conducting research with vulnerable groups. The new regulations have made the process of submitting exempt research and getting it approved less burdensome, and the scope of projects that can be considered exempt has become wider. But what does that mean for your research?

Join us to learn more about

  • The new and revised exempt categories
  • Conditions, allowances, and limitations on these categories
  • The process of “limited IRB review”
  • Broad consent and why we chose not to adopt it

Presentations will be on both sides of campus, April 3, 8, 9, 12 and 16. See below for times and locations.

Monday, March 25th
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room 343 (Herky Room), Iowa Memorial Union

Wednesday, April 3rd
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room 343 (Herky Room), Iowa Memorial Union

Monday, April 8th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Braley Auditorium (Room 01136), Pomerantz Family Pavillion, UIHC

Tuesday, April 9th
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 345 (Homecoming Room), Iowa Memorial Union

Friday, April 12th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room 256 (Academics Room), Iowa Memorial Union

Tuesday, Apr 16th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Braley Auditorium (Room 01136), Pomerantz Family Pavillion, UIHC

Tuesday, April 23rd
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Braley Auditorium (Room 01136), Pomerantz Family Pavillion, UIHC