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More Information on the NIH Single IRB Policy


Earlier this year, the NIH released a new policy that all sites participating in human subjects research funded by NIH utilize a centralized, single IRB (sIRB). The sIRB will provide IRB review for all participating sites and all sites will be expected to accept the review and approval of the sIRB. Since the release, the IU Human Subjects Office has received a number of questions.

Click HERE to find out what you need to know about the new policy.


Collaborations between investigators at different institutions are becoming increasingly common. In many of these cases, two or more IRBs may have jurisdiction over the research project. In order to facilitate review of research collaborations, the IU IRBs may defer review of some research to another institution or may agree to provide review for individuals at external institutions.

Providing Review for Non-IU Affiliated Investigators

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Accepting Review of External IRBs

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Working with Independent IRBs

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