Northwestern Irb Reliance Agreement

A trust agreement (i.e. IAA, IAA, etc.) is an agreement between two or more institutions that allows the IRB of one institution to rely on the IRB of another unrelated institution to verify the search for human subjects. A reliability agreement is concluded in several formats, most of which are common in the Institutions Authorization Agreements (AIA), Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Master Reliance Agreement (MRA). An auditor working on several institutions and each having his own IRB may decide to register an NI as an IRB for some or all participating sites. This practice is commonly referred to as verification, insurance agreement or postponement of NI surveillance. In this scenario, nu IRB will either serve as an IRB audit or to transfer research oversight to the IRB of another qualified institution. Each IRB indicates the contract format that is suitable for a specific study. Office hours are held every other Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom. All members of the northwest community are invited to join the waiting room and people are admitted one after the other for 10-15 minutes. If you need extra help, you can return to the waiting room, participate in another office time or send us an email to This format may change and we look forward to your feedback! Do you have questions about individual IRB or multi-site search questions? Starting Tuesday, October 6, 2020, the IRB Office Reliance Team organizes virtual office hours! Sign up here! The general submission requirements are described below because they relate to either non-federally funded research or federally funded research.

Additional institutional and/or external audits may also be applied (for example. B data usage agreements, counterparty agreements; Chicago Pubic Schools Research Review) on collaborative research regardless of funding source. An IRB approval agreement is an agreement between Northwestern and another institution that has federal insurance (FWA) with the U.S. Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP).