In January 2018, the new single IRB (sIRB) requirement for National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multi-site studies will go into effect. NIH’s goal for this mandate is to reduce administrative burden that does not actively contribute to protection of human subjects. The NIH posits that this policy will also result in opportunities for enhanced oversight by the reviewing IRB.
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