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OHRP correspondence on central IRBs
OHRP outlines shift in philosophy
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in Washington, DC, recently published letters that explain the agency's revised stand on the use of central or external IRBs.
The initial letter was written to OHRP by James T. McDeavitt, MD, senior vice president, of Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, NC. It's dated April 13, 2010, and it states, in part:
OHRP Director Jerry Menikoff, MD, JD, responded to McDeavitt with a letter, dated April 30, 2010. It states, in part: