8. My study was approved under the Expedited category, but with the revised Common Rule now fits into the Exempt category. Should I submit a revision to update the review category?

No. UMass IRB/HRPO reviews all exempt protocols as well and thus a review category re-assignment will not make any difference to the IRB protocol review process. Please note there will be no transition to the requirements of the revised Common Rule for studies approved before January 21, 2019.

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