Salus IRB has experience providing IRB review for international sites. When Salus reviews research in countries other than the US, it considers information on local laws and local attitudes and welcomes the assistance of the investigator and/or sponsor in obtaining this information.
For international research, Salus IRB prefers that there be a local IRB or other review committee overseeing the research in addition to Salus, in order to help ensure that the research is culturally acceptable. However, Salus will consider international research in which there is no local IRB, provided the board is able to receive adequate information about the cultural acceptability of the research. This may be accomplished by consulting with someone knowledgeable about the local laws and attitudes related to the research, obtaining information from a knowledgeable source, and/or referring to the International Compilation of Human Research Protections compiled by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Salus IRB assists sponsors by facilitating the IRB/REB review of sites in Canada by outsourcing this service to an AAHRPP-accredited Canadian REB. Salus does not provide monitoring or oversight for research sites in Canada; however, Salus has an alliance agreement with a Canadian REB which provides review and oversight for Canadian sites.
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