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.

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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.

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Investigator Handbook – Revised September 18, 2017

The Sterling IRB Investigator Handbook has been revised to include information regarding several topics including Sterling IRB’s policies and procedures related to e-consent, the recent FDA Guidance on waivers or alterations of informed consent for minimal risk clinical investigations, and Sterling IRB’s Board pre-review service. For a complete summary of changes to the Investigator Handbook, please see Page 2 of the Investigator Handbook or contact Sterling IRB at 1-888-636-1062 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Ruling Impacts Consenting Processes for Biomedical Research Studies

Researchers and sponsors/CROs of biomedical research conducted at locations in Pennsylvania are encouraged to assess the impact of a recent ruling of The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on informed consent practices.

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Sterling IRB will be closed for the holiday weekend, this Monday, 7/3 and will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, 7/5

Sterling IRB will be closed in observance of Independence Day starting on July 3rd, and will resume normal business hours next Wednesday, July 5th. Thank you for choosing Sterling IRB. To leave a message after hours, you may call us at 1-888-636-1062 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Sterling IRB holiday schedule was last published in March 2017. To refer to a full list of holiday closures for the 2017 calendar year, go here.

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WHY CHOOSE STERLING?

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REVIEW BOARD

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

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RESEARCH IN CANADA

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