Coordinated IRB Review
As key partners in the CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin, the IRBs have been working on making the IRB review process between institutions more efficient. A pathway for considering a coordinated IRB review has been developed for research that will be conducted at more than one institution.
This pathway is not limited to CTSI-funded studies. The coordinated IRB review pathway allows IRBs from institutions involved in a study to determine if a single IRB review would be appropriate. Often, IRBs are willing to defer review to a single IRB which eliminates the need for investigators to prepare multiple submissions. The reviewing IRB would provide oversight for the life of your study.
A single IRB review is not automatic and a formal request process must be used. At least one of the following institutions must be involved in the research study in order to use the coordinated IRB review pathway: