News Brief: NCATS SMART IRB Team Launches Online Reliance System

The NCATS Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials (SMART) Institutional Review Board (IRB) team launched an Online Reliance System to help streamline the ethics review conducted by IRBs. Investigators at participating institutions can use the system to request, track and document reliance arrangements among the reviewing IRB and relying institutions for multisite studies. More than 200 institutions are participating in the NCATS SMART IRB.

Supported through NCATS’ Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, the Online Reliance System enables greater IRB efficiencies that will help accelerate the launch of clinical trials nationwide. View the SMART IRB website to learn more

Posted May 2017