March 2, 2023
The extramural community is reminded that as of May 11, 2023, NIH will no longer be able to grant single IRB exceptions for multi-site research that is subject to the revised Common Rule, due to the expiration of the Federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19.
November 2, 2020
Conducting research involving human subjects during COVID? Read here for information on requesting an exception to the use of a single IRB.
NIH released a Guide Notice to inform the extramural research community how NIH is implementing the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)’s determination of Exception to the Single IRB Review Requirements for Certain HHS-Conducted or -Supported Cooperative Research Activities Subject to the 2018 Requirements During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency.
February 4, 2020
As of January 20, 2020, studies subject to the Revised Common Rule Cooperative Research Provision (45 CFR 46.114(b)) must use a single IRB as required by the terms and conditions of award. This includes studies that are not subject to the NIH sIRB policy – such as domestic, multisite career development (K) and fellowship (F) awards.