MultiCenter IRB Review
Regulatory Knowledge and Support is accelerating the Institutional Review Board approval process
The Ohio State University has an agreement with Western IRB for review of industry initiated and sponsored clinical trials. Additionally, an Institutional Review Board (IRB) reciprocity agreement exists between the University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The CCTS, in collaboration with the OSU ORRP and the eight institutions that compose the three CTSA sites in Ohio, has exectued an agreement to improve efficiencies in conducting multi-center clinical research studies. In multi-center trials, IRB review will be conducted at one site and a single review will serve as the IRB approval for all participating sites. The participating institutions include The Ohio State University, Nationwide Children's Hospital, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospital- Cleveland, MetroHealth, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Future goals include expanding these concepts to study specific networks and the National CTSA Consortium. The goal is to improve efficiencies in the IRB review and study implementation processes without compromising the regulatory and ethical environments that exist within any institution. A specific requirement of AAHRP accreditation is required before reciprocity can be considered.
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