On-Demand Webinar

How to Optimize Your sIRB Experience

If you’re not already using a single IRB (sIRB) for cooperative and multisite clinical trials, you probably will be soon. Relying on an sIRB can be challenging for institutions used to doing everything locally. How can your institution make the most of sIRB reliance and position itself as a reliable performance site? What does a “good” sIRB relationship look like?

Join us for a discussion on pitfalls to avoid and what actually happens behind the scenes for a relying institution and the sIRB.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the sIRB reliance agreement impacts research activities
  • Identify which responsibilities go to the sIRB and which stay with the institutional site
  • Outline strategies to optimize sIRB efficiencies and minimize delays
  • Recognize ways local requirements (like informed consent language) can impact sIRB review timelines

Presented By


Tara Catanzariti


Manager, Client Services


Michael Linke


IRB Director, University of Cincinnati
Chairperson, StrokeNet Central IRB
SMART IRB Program Director, Education


Julie Ozier


SVP of IRB Review and Institutional Official

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Who should watch?

Representatives from research sites, institutions, sponsors, and CROs. Research professionals involved in site and study startup, program and project management, and other aspects of clinical trial conduct. Research professionals involved in grants and contracting for multisite trials . Human subject protection professionals involved in the sIRB review and reliance process. Others involved developing, conducting, and overseeing multisite and/or cooperative clinical research.

CE Credits

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.

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

This event may qualify for continuing education (CE) credits. Please check with your professional organization(s) to determine whether the event meets their CE eligibility 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.

DATE: June 17, 2021
Time: 1 pm ET | 10 am PT
Duration: 1 hour

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