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
- Faculty members who wish to rely on the IRB at a collaborating institution, may request such review. Instructions for how to obtain approval are here:
- UCD relies on the NCI CIRB for review of certain NCI studies. Instructions on how to use the NCI CIRB are here:
- Faculty at the VA who use the VA Central IRB are asked to provide documentation of VA CIRB approval to the UCD. For guidance and instruction on how to manage this process, please click here: