Decision Trees for Human Subjects Requirements

For more information, see NIAID Human Subjects Resources.

Determine if NIH will consider proposed research to be human subjects:

View how reviewers determine if proposed research has complied with human subjects requirements and the outcomes of their decisions: 

For additional information on applying, see Research Using Human Subjects.

Numerical coding, identified in the decision trees, is assigned at peer review.

Content last reviewed on May 24, 2019