Human Subjects Decision Tree

Answer the questions on this form to ascertain whether the Human Subjects Study Record form is needed for your proposal and if so, how much of the form must be completed.

Follow NIH instructions and review SPA's tips. If your research involves human subjects and has more than one study, respond to this decision tree thinking about one study at a time since the instructions may differ.

NOTE: The copy of the form that you receive upon submitting this form will only provide the answers to the questions, and not the instructions. To print the instructions: 

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