Request to Rely on UNMC IRB

The use of a single IRB of record for multi-site studies where each site will conduct the same protocol will help streamline the IRB review process and remove redundant hurdles to the initiation of such studies. The policy will allow research to proceed as effectively and expeditiously as possible. Eliminating duplicative IRB review is expected to reduce unnecessary administrative burdens and systemic inefficiencies while maintaining appropriate human subjects protections.

The NIH single IRB policy applies to the domestic sites of NIH-funded multi-site studies where each site will conduct the same protocol involving non-exempt human subjects research, whether supported through grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or the NIH Intramural Research Program.

The single IRB policy is effective for grant applications received for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. For contracts, the policy applies to all solicitations issued on or after January 25, 2018.
To submit a single IRB request, or for any questions, please contact the IRB by email.

sIRB Full Board Packet Deadline

Full Board Deadlines (printable PDF)
sIRB Submission Deadline
(no later than 9 a.m.)
sIRB Meeting
(Continuing Reviews done each meeting)
12-02-2021 12-10-2021
01-06-2022 01-14-2022
02-03-2022 02-11-2022
03-03-2022 03-11-2022
03-31-2022 04-08-2022
05-05-2022 05-13-2022
06-02-2022 06-10-2022
06-30-2022 07-08-2022
08-04-2022 08-12-2022
09-01-2022 09-09-2022
10-06-2022 10-14-2022
11-03-2022 11-11-2022
12-01-2022 12-09-2022