UCLA CTSI is among the 64 CTSA hubs utilizing SMART IRB, the Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance platform. SMART IRB is a platform designed to enable collaborative research using single IRB review. It also eases common challenges and burdens associated with initiating multisite research and provides a roadmap for institutions to implement the NIH Single IRB Review policy. Through a flexible master IRB reliance agreement, standard operating procedures, and complementary tools and resources, SMART IRB supports and encourages collaboration and harmonization across the nation.
SMART IRB has also released a video to help with understanding the IRB process. Watch the video to learn more.
SMART IRB is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). For more information, visit SMART IRB.