On-Demand Webinar

Full Board vs Expedited vs Exempt: Why IRBs do That

It can seem perplexing or mysterious when an institutional review board (IRB) can review one study via expedited procedures, while a similar study may require full board review. And then some projects might be exempt from IRB review entirely.

Why do these different review pathways exist? And how do IRBs decide which path to take?

Join this webinar for an overview of the regulatory requirements governing these IRB review approaches. Advarra’s experts discuss what IRBs must consider, what might tip the scales for a study that could go either way, and what “expedited review” actually means.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key regulatory requirements for IRB review of clinical research
  • Describe how the different pathways can impact initial review, ongoing review, amendments, and other study activities
  • Assess the likely review pathway for upcoming IRB submissions

Presented By


Jason Rush


Senior Director, Regulatory

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Lauren Hartsmith


Director, Regulatory Affairs


Julie Ozier


SVP of IRB Review and Institutional Official

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Who should watch?

Representatives from sponsors, CROs, and research sites involved in developing and submitting study materials for IRB review. Research professionals involved in site and study startup, program and project management, and other aspects of clinical trial conduct.

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 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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