(1) Research conducted in established or commonly accepted educational settings, involving normal educational practices, such as:
(2) Research involving the use of educational tests (cognitive, diagnostic, aptitude, achievement), survey procedures, interview procedures or observation of public behavior, unless:
Exceptions: (a) Research involving surveys, interviews, or observations of public behavior is not exempt if the study involves minors and the study team is participating in the activities being observed; (b) research with prisoners.
Note: At the discretion of the IRB, studies qualifying for an exemption in this category may include activities which supplement or help to inform procedures in this category. Additional activities must be without risk and passive in nature, such as watching a video, looking at pictures, or listening to an audio file. The inclusion of additional activities which are active in nature, such as performing a task, will generally result in the study being reviewed by an expedited procedure.
(3) Research involving the use of educational tests (cognitive, diagnostic, aptitude, achievement), survey procedures, interview procedures, or observation of public behavior that is not exempt under paragraph (b)(2) of this section, if:
(4) Research involving the collection or study of existing data, documents, records, pathological specimens, or diagnostic specimens, if these sources are publicly available or if the information is recorded by the investigator in such a manner that subjects cannot be identified, directly or through identifiers linked to the subjects.
(5) Research and demonstration projects which are conducted by or subject to the approval of department or agency heads, and which are designed to study, evaluate, or otherwise examine the following:
(6) Taste and food quality evaluation and consumer acceptance studies, if: