"The SMART IRB Platform: A National Resource for IRB Review for Multisite Studies," published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
The SMART IRB team has published a new paper that provides background and updates on the platform and Agreement.
Excerpt from abstract:
Single institutional review board (IRB) review of multisite research increased in frequency over a decade ago with a proliferation of master IRB reliance agreements supporting statewide and regional consortia and disease- and population-specific networks. Although successful, the increasing number of agreements presented significant challenges and illuminated potential benefits of a single, nationwide agreement. Anticipated changes in federal regulations highlighted the need to systematize and simplify IRB reliance.