Sponsors may ask institutional IRBs to outsource IRB oversight to a central IRB for industry sponsored research. Salus IRB works with institutions to assume the IRB obligation or to provide a cooperative review of a particular study or all outsourced studies.
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, these determinations are addressed prior to initial review and formally documented in a written agreement between both parties.
It is not required to list Salus IRB on the 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.
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