Carnegie Mellon University

An NIH requirement for completing grant applications (new, renewal, revision or resubmission) with receipt dates on or after January 25, 2018, requires that certain human subjects research protocols be reviewed by a single IRB (sIRB).  Ongoing non-competing awards are not covered until there is an application for a competing renewal. 

This requirement applies to human subjects research that is: conducted in the U.S., non-exempt and where the same research protocol is being conducted at more than one site.  For example, if the same study procedures are being conducted at CMU and at Pitt a single IRB must be used.  If CMU is doing data analysis and Pitt is doing data collection, the sIRB requirement will not apply. 

This policy excludes career development, research training or fellowship awards.

Details about CMU’s implementation of the sIRB requirement will be posted soon.