Exemption 2 under conditions of anonymity

Your research, which does not involve children; involves only educational tests, survey procedures, interview procedures, or observation of public behavior; and in which the information obtained is recorded in such a way that the identity of the subjects cannot be readily ascertained; appears therefore to qualify for Exemption 2 and be exempt from IRB review. Based upon your answers to the preceding questions, it appears that your research qualifies for this exemption.

If you are certain that this describes your research, please retain this information for your records to share as needed with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance, or authorized representatives of your sponsoring agency.

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