Studies that qualify for Expedited review are those that present no more than minimal risk to subjects. A study that qualifies for Expedited review is held to the same ethical standards of autonomy, beneficence and justice that are used in full board review, but the approval process may take less time.
Examples of studies that qualify for Expedited review:
• Collection of data from voice, video, digital, or image recordings made for research.
• Methodologies involving survey, interview, oral history, focus group, program evaluation, human factors evaluation, or quality assurance methodologies that does not qualify for Exempt review.
• Includes, but not limited to, research on perception, cognition, motivation, identity, language, communication, cultural beliefs or practices, and social behaviour.
• Procedures commonly done in clinical settings, such as taking hair, saliva, excreta or small amounts of blood (by venipuncture).
• Non-invasive means (does not include studies that require general anaesthesia or sedation for research purposes) routinely employed in clinical practice, including MRI (3 Tesla or under), ECG, ultrasound.
• Research involving materials (data, documents, records, or human biological materials) that have been collected or will be collected solely for research purposes.
• Mobile applications that only track information and do not directly inform care of the research subject.