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Clinical Research Support Center

Ceding Review to Another IRB

Clinical Research Support Center

The regulations governing human subjects research anticipate studies involving more than one research site and the strategy for using a single IRB. While the regulators expect that each institution is responsible for safeguarding the rights and welfare of human subjects and for complying with the regulations, the institution may allow reliance upon an outside IRB. The documents below provide guidance on how to obtain approval from the institution to rely on an outside IRB.

If Using a Commercial IRB

If Using a Non-Commercial IRB