Considerations for Reliance on Single Institutional Review Boards
Coleman, R. Whitney
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The Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network has trialed several versions of the NIH mandated single IRB model in hopes to find the most efficient model. Study startup milestones were measured over four trials comparing the proficiency of the different versions. The biggest source of delay surrounds the complexity of an institution ceding implementation and review to another institution. Time and communication with key individuals is required to acclimate institutions to reliance on another institution.