Expedited review criteria
A low risk research study is one where there is a low risk of physical harm, psychological harm, exploitation or other potential adverse effects, and will likely be reviewed via the expedited review pathway.
All applications are checked against the expedited review criteria programmed into Infonetica Ethics RM (see download below).
An application will follow the expedited review pathway if all answers on the checklist questions are 'no'. If an application qualifies for an expedited review, it will be pre-screened and then reviewed by UAHPEC. We aim to provide an outcome to the applicant within three weeks from the date of submission. If the application is not deemed low risk, it will be automatically added to the next available agenda for Full review.
NOTE: In all cases, the Committee decides whether an application is low risk and may determine that an application initially qualifying for expedited review should be reviewed at a Committee meeting.