John gives his committee chair a call to discuss whether or not his dissertation
project qualifies for exemption. Dr. Sells discusses the nature of the
research with John, and he and John determine that the project should
qualify for exemption. John fills out the appropriate form. He is contacted
several weeks later and told his project receives full review exemption.
John is really excited that he's gotten over this hurdle and can go forward
with planning his proposal defense.
- Don't wait too late to seek approval from the HSRC. You can't proceed
with scheduling your Proposal Defense Seminar until you have HSRC approval.
- Don't assume your dissertation project will receive exemption. Discuss
the potential for full review with your committee.
- A delay in a timely request from you for review by the HSRC will not
result in an emergency review by the HSRC Chair and/or faculty. Plan this
part of your dissertation process very well.
You initiate request of HSRC approval no later than 28 days before the desired date of the Proposal Defense Seminar (see step 5b). You must remember to leave enough time between your request for review by the HSRC and the expected Proposal Defense Seminar residency to allow for potential delays in review.