Strategic, efficient, and cooperative approaches to single IRB review.
As institutions apply diverse approaches to implementing single IRB review, new burdens and challenges emerge for investigators, collaborating institutions, and IRBs. One of the goals of SMART IRB is to harmonize these diverse approaches by promoting not only the alignment of policies and processes, but also the adoption of common forms and identification of common practices and workflows.
These documents were developed and approved by the leaders and topic experts who comprise the Harmonization Steering Committee (HSC) and its working groups following consideration of public review and comment.
Captures institutional, local, and state requirements that apply to all protocols
Documents information about an institution's IRB(s), if applicable