NIH Webinar: Single IRB & Exceptions Process – October 18, 2017

Would you like to learn more about the implementation of the NIH single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) policy and receive guidance on how to effectively request an exception to the policy directly from NIH experts?  If so, then make plans to join the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) on October 18 from 2:00-3:30pm ET for a webinar on scope and applicability and the single IRB plan.

Designed for principal investigators, signing officials, research organizations or institutions, and institutional review boards (IRBs), this webinar will help you:

  • Learn how to implement the NIH single IRB policy;
  • Understand the expectations for the NIH single IRB policy;
  • Become familiar with the process to request exceptions to the policy; and
  • Understand the responsibilities of the single IRB, local IRB, the investigator, and the institutions in implementing the NIH single IRB policy.

Registration is now open external link icon !  More info at Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. (This webinar is limited to 1000 log-ins so act quickly.  We highly recommend group viewing to maximize access.)

Prior to the webinar, check out the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research or the Office of Science Policy (OSP) page for additional information on single IRB and Frequently Asked Questions on implementation and cost.

You may submit advance questions related to the single IRB policy to Petrice Brown-Longenecker, Ph.D. by October 10, 2017. These questions will be used to help build the presentation content and ensure we’re providing the answers you need.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!  If the live event does not work out, a recording and transcript will be available approximately 5-7 business days following the event on the NIH Grants YouTube channel external link icon.

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    • You can find the slides and related resources on this webinar’s page on A link to the recorded webinar will be posted there as well, once available.

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