Changes to Informed Consent Form Version Format

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, Sterling IRB's informed consent form version format has changed. For new studies approved on or after March 12, 2018, Sterling IRB approved informed consent forms will no longer include IRB review/revision date information in the header. The "SPONSOR VERSION" information and the most recent "DATE APPROVED BY STERLING IRB" will be contained in the footer of the document. A history of revision dates (previously listed as "DATE REVISED") will no longer appear on the document.

For reference, Sterling has developed a downloadable example detailing this change. For more information, please contact your Account Manager or call Sterling IRB at 1-888-636-1062.

Sterling IRB 2018 Holiday Closures

Sterling IRB will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22, 2018
  • Thanksgiving – Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Christmas – Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Christmas – Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • Christmas – Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • New Year’s – Monday, December 31, 2018
  • New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Sterling IRB at the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives in Orlando

Sterling will be exhibiting at the SCOPE conference at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida from February 13-14, 2018. Please stop by Booth #606 to enter to win one of four exciting tech prizes and to learn more about Sterling’s services and capabilities. If you’d like to schedule a meeting, please contact Kathye Richards, CIP at 678-501-7806 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To learn more about the SCOPE 2018 meeting, please click here.

Sterling IRB is pleased to announce that it has joined SMART IRB

Sterling IRB is pleased to announce that it has joined SMART IRB. Through a flexible master IRB reliance agreement, standard operating procedures, and complementary tools and resources, SMART IRB is designed to harmonize and streamline the IRB review process for multisite studies, while ensuring a high level of protection for research participants.


Sterling IRB Announces New North American Panel

SEPTEMBER, 2017 (ATLANTA) – Today the Sterling Institutional Review Board (Sterling IRB) announced its establishment of a new North American Panel to expand Sterling’s program of ethical oversight for human subjects research.




Innovation. Passion. Commitment. We believe these are the essential components of strong teamwork.



A diverse group of scientific and non-scientific members with nearly a century of collective IRB experience.



Sterling IRB has formed a strategic partnership with Veritas IRB.

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