SMART IRB, the Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance platform, is designed to harmonize and streamline the IRB review process for multisite studies, while ensuring a high level of protection for research participants.
SMART IRB is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and intended to serve as a roadmap for institutions to implement The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multisite Research.
- Institutions already participating in SMART IRB
Reviewing and relying institutions (IRB representatives, not researchers) who need to sign up can find instructions at Join SMART IRB
- Reviewing and relying PI responsibilities are outlined in these checklists:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Page Last Updated: April 27, 2018