Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) requires researchers who are requesting reliance on an External IRB to submit an External IRB Reliance Application to be approved before beginning a study. SMART IRB is a reliance platform designed for multisite research.  LSUHSC-NO is a member of SMART IRB and can use the online reliance system for collaborative studies when another IRB is the IRB of record for a study involving LSUHSC-NO researchers.  Forms and Guidance for External IRB Reliance are below.




For additional information, please contact:

LSUHSC’s HRPP External IRB Relations Liaison
Gabriela S Dominguez
IRB Specialist

Office: (504) 680-9070
Email: CIRB@lsuhsc.edu