COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND EXTERNAL IRBs


When LSUHSC-NO is involved in a collaborative or multi-site research study, there are a few options for IRB review: 1) each site's IRB can review the research for its site activities or 2) all participating sites can cede IRB review to one single IRB.  For each site that cedes IRB review to a single IRB, a fully-executed reliance agreement must be in place with the single IRB before research begins.

LSUHSC-NO has entered into agreements with several entities to facilitate collaborative research, single IRB review or use of an external IRB.

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