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)
12-31-2020   01-08-2021
02-04-2021   02-12-2021
03-04-2021   03-12-2021
04-01-2021   04-09-2021
05-06-2021   05-14-2021
06-03-2021   06-11-2021
07-01-2021   07-09-2021
08-05-2021   08-13-2021
09-02-2021   09-10-2021
09-30-2021   10-08-2021
11-04-2021   11-12-2021
12-02-2021   12-10-2021