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.
LSUHSC-NO has entered into agreements with several entities to facilitate collaborative research, single IRB review or use of an external IRB.
Please click on the relevant links below for more information:
Conducting research at Ochsner Health System facilities
Conducting research at Children's Hospital - New Orleans
Using the National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board (NCI CIRB)
- Using the Prevention & Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury Network Central IRB (PETAL cIRB)
Using Western IRB (WIRB) for select industry-sponsored clinical trials
- Using the SMART IRB platform for single IRB review
- Using the IRB Reliance Exchange (IREx) platform for single IRB review.