Join SMART IRB

Review the Agreement

Review the agreement with institution officials and counsel, as appropriate.

info_icon Do not sign the sample Joinder Agreement. You will use the SMART IRB Joinder platform to generate you institution-specific Joinder Agreement.

Request an Invitation

Each institution must start the joinder process by completing the Invitation Request Form below.

  • This should be done by an IRB administrator or research compliance personnel.
  • You will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes.
  • You will receive an invitation email within a week.
info_icon Add DoNotReply@smartirb.org to your email contacts to ensure that the email invitatiion does not end up in spam.

Create Your Joinder Agreement

Follow the link in the "Invitation to join SMART IRB" email.

  • Create your personal SMART IRB account.
  • Complete your user profile.
  • Register your institution.
info_icon Check your spam folder if you have not received an invitation email.

To continue editing a saved form log in to Joinder.

Sign and Submit

Download the pre-populated Joinder Agreement that you generated in step 3.

info_icon A SMART IRB representative will review your Joinder Agreement and contact you with any questions.

To join a second institution, return to step 2.

Wait for Activation

You must wait until you receive an email confirming your institution's activation as a SMART IRB Participating Institution.

Review the Agreement

Review the agreement with institution officials and counsel, as appropriate.

info_icon Do not sign the sample Joinder Agreement. You will use the SMART IRB Joinder platform to generate you institution-specific Joinder Agreement.

Request an Invitation

Each institution must start the joinder process by completing the Invitation Request Form below.

  • This should be done by an IRB administrator or research compliance personnel.
  • You will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes.
  • You will receive an invitation email within a week.
info_icon Add DoNotReply@smartirb.org to your email contacts to ensure that the email invitatiion does not end up in spam.

Create Your Joinder Agreement

Follow the link in the "Invitation to join SMART IRB" email.

  • Create your personal SMART IRB account.
  • Complete your user profile.
  • Register your institution.
info_icon Check your spam folder if you have not received an invitation email.

To continue editing a saved form log in to Joinder.

Sign and Submit

Download the pre-populated Joinder Agreement that you generated in step 3.

info_icon A SMART IRB representative will review your Joinder Agreement and contact you with any questions.

To join a second institution, return to step 2.

Wait for Activation

You must wait until you receive an email confirming your institution's activation as a SMART IRB Participating Institution.

Return to Joinder
Looking to edit or submit a saved form?
Need Help?

Need to update information for a Participating Institution? Contact us at gro.britrams@pleh.

Note: Joining SMART IRB does not obligate an institution to participate in any research or agree to a reliance arrangement.

Please note that SMART IRB accommodates domestic human subjects regulations and, at this time, does not support Veterans Affairs sites or International Institutional Review Boards/Independent Ethics Committees.

Questions? Contact gro.britrams@pleh