When requesting to rely on an external IRB, the UNMC IRB will assess the external IRB’s qualifications in accordance with HRPP Policy 1.4., UNMC Ceding Review to an External Central IRB. The UNMC IRB may request information related, but not limited, to:
- SMART IRB Participation
- HRPP Accreditation or Completion of OHRP QA Self-Assessment Tool
- Valid FWA, Registration with OHRP and FDA (as applicable)
The UNMC IRB strongly prefers to document reliance using the SMART IRB Online Reliance System. UNMC has several reliance templates based on institution type available for use. Other reliance formats are approved on a case-by-case basis.