Salus IRB has been serving as a local or central IRB for investigators across the US for nearly 30 years. Salus IRB is flexible in working with investigators, ensuring that site policies and other local concerns are appropriately addressed.
Salus IRB serves research sites that are not affiliated with an institutional or a local IRB. In these cases, Salus may serve as your IRB of record.
If your site is affiliated with an institutional or a local IRB, Salus IRB works with your institution to assume the IRB obligation or to provide a cooperative review of the research. Salus IRB is flexible in working with institutions, ensuring that institutional policies and other local concerns are appropriately addressed. In cases where the local IRB wishes to remain involved in receiving communications of Salus IRB actions or in monitoring the investigator, etc., these determinations are addressed prior to initial review and formally documented in a written agreement between both parties.
It is not necessary to list Salus IRB on your institution’s Federalwide Assurance (FWA) application unless Salus reviews the majority of the institution’s research.
Salus IRB considers community attitudes toward research in the region where the research will take place. This may include the religious, economic, or cultural viewpoints of potential research participants. Salus acknowledges that certain state and local laws pertaining to research may be more restrictive than federal regulations. Providing this information to Salus is essential to the protection of research participants and is intended to contribute to the meaningful consideration of various local factors.
Research cannot begin until Salus IRB has granted final approval in writing. The Salus IRB-approved informed consent document(s) must be used when consenting research participants.