- Request that one IRB review proposed multi-site clinical protocols on behalf of all involved IRBs
- Request single IRB review when adding new site(s) to existing protocols
|Request single or consolidated IRB review for a multi-site study.||IRB Ceded Review Request|
The Harvard Catalyst Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program and institutional review boards (IRBs) covering 24 Harvard Catalyst-participating institutions developed the Cede Review Form to help facilitate multi-site human studies. The form may be used for any multi-site studies which involve at least one Harvard Catalyst participating institution.
Each participating IRB makes the decision on a protocol-by-protocol basis whether to rely on the review of another IRB (to cede the review) on a study or to conduct its own full review.
In order to request ceded review, investigators must complete and submit a Cede Review Form prior to submitting their IRB application.
Note that if your computer remains idle for more than 59 minutes while you are completing the Cede Review Form, your data will be lost. You will have the option to save your work at any time and continue later.
Boston Marathon bombing victims participate in a three-year hearing study, thanks to the Harvard Catalyst IRB Ceded Review Request System.
Read about how the IRB Ceded Review process has helped foster collaborative research across Harvard Catalyst's institutions.