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When research institutions and their IRBs work with centralized IRBs, questions arise about which board handles which responsibilities.
Researchers with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) took a close look at this, coming up with a study that suggests these common roles for central IRBs:
Suggested responsibilities for local IRBs include the following:
Either IRB could evaluate local context or provide waiver of authorization under HIPAA, and both IRBs could execute IRB authorization and assess investigator qualifications.1