On-Demand Webinar

sIRB 101: An Introduction to Relying on an External IRB

Federal mandates for single IRB (sIRB) review of multisite research have ushered in a new era of sIRB oversight. Multisite research funded by NIH, HHS, and other agencies must now be overseen by just one IRB, phasing out the previous duplicative and inconsistent practice of multiple IRBs reviewing the same study.

This complicates things for researchers and institutions who have historically relied on their local IRBs. Reliance agreements must be established, policies must be modified or developed anew, and research staff must be trained on the updated IRB process.

In this webinar, Stephanie Pyle, Director of Content and Communications at Advarra, guides institutions through the basics of working with an external sIRB for the first time, including insights into the sIRB relationship and what institutions should expect of their external IRB partners.

This webinar was developed in collaboration with Advarra’s Operations, Regulatory, and Institutional Services Teams. While the presentation will use examples from Advarra to illustrate certain points, this webinar is intended as a general, educational introduction to working with an external sIRB.

Learning Objectives

Following this free webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe typical steps in establishing working relationship with the single IRB (sIRB)
  • Explain key matters and common concerns that arise when working with an external IRB for the first time
  • Define common training needs for local staff

Presented By

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Stephanie Pyle


Director, Content and Communications

Who Should Watch?

Institutional representatives involved in the IRB review process, including: research directors and managers, IRB directors and managers, principal investigators and their research staff, and sponsor and CRO representatives involved in institutional site startup activities. This presentation will be particularly helpful for those individuals who have not worked with sIRBs.

CEU Credits

Attendance at this session has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of research specific continuing education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI®, or ACRP-CP® certification designations

This session meets the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) recertification guidelines for a maximum of 1 credit. 

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program offers 1 hour of CE credit.

If you would like to obtain CE credits for a different credential, please check with your professional organization to determine if our webinars meet their continuing education requirements. 

Certificate of Attendance

After watching this webinar in its entirety and completing the webinar survey, you will receive a certificate of attendance. This certificate will be emailed to you within one business day of watching the webinar. Please note that if your organization has other staff members who wish to get a certificate of attendance, each person must register, watch the webinar in its entirety, and complete the webinar survey. Visit our Webinar Help page for more information on certificates of attendance.

Duration: 1 hour

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