Investigators: Submit/view a reliance request on the Online Reliance System.
SMART IRB is a platform designed to ease common challenges associated with initiating multisite research and to provide a roadmap for institutions to implement the NIH Single IRB Review policy (effective date: January 25, 2018). Freely available for institutions and investigators, SMART IRB is an integrated, comprehensive platform that allows flexibility in the size and scope of collaboration to enable IRB reliance for multisite studies across the nation, regardless of funding status.
A roadmap to single IRB review
First step: Institutions join the SMART IRB Agreement
Streamline IRB review for multisite studies and eliminate the time and effort of negotiating IRB authorization agreements for each new study. Learn more about joining today.
Start Using the Online Reliance System for your studies
The Online Reliance System allows investigators and institution POCs to request, track, and document reliance arrangements on a study-by-study basis. Get started.
Joining and using the SMART IRB platform is free; however, some institutions may charge IRB fees in connection with IRB Review activities.
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Proposed SMART IRB Agreement v3.0
Participating Institutions and Stakeholders may now review and comment on proposed SMART IRB Agreement v3.0.
Learn more about the revisions to the Agreement.