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. 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.
First step: Join SMART IRB
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.
Check out our SOPs, Templates, and Checklists
See our Resources page for a growing library of educational materials, tools, and checklists.
Joining and using the SMART IRB platform is free; however, some institutions may charge IRB fees in connection with IRB Review activities.