NIH Policy on Single-IRB Review — A New Era in Multicenter Studies — NEJM
NIH Policy on Single-IRB Review — A New Era in Multicenter Studies
Ann-Margret Ervin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Holly A. Taylor, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Stephan Ehrhardt, M.D., M.P.H.
N Engl J Med 2016; 375:2315-2317December 15, 2016DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1608766
The new National Institutes of Health policy on review of multicenter studies by a single institutional review board ushers in new responsibilities for investigators. Public comments have highlighted several challenges to streamlining ethics review in this way.
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From the Department of Epidemiology (A.-M.E., S.E.) and the Department of Health Policy and Management (H.A.T.), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics (H.A.T.) — both in Baltimore.