What Research is Eligible for Review by an Independent IRB?
- Studies receiving funding (e.g., NIH or from a private sponsor) that requires the use of a Single IRB, and the HS-IRBs Reliance Term makes a determination permitting the use of an independent IRB
- Any multi-site study initiated by a for-profit industry sponsor, including studies that are observational and/or minimal risk
- Research involving the VA
- Research involving fetal tissue
- Research involving embryonic stem cells