Last month, NIH released the “Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research”. They have coined this process as the “sIRB”, making it sound somewhat fashionable . The policy requires that only one IRB hold the responsibility for multi-site projects, leaving the oversight of the study to one site only. While there are indications that the sIRB will be part of the revisions to the Common Rule later... Read More