Sterling IRB Website Down Weekend of Friday, July 24th, for Scheduled Maintenance

The Sterling IRB website will be down this weekend for scheduled routine maintenance. The website will be down beginning at 9 p.m. EST on Friday, July 24, 2015, and is scheduled to be back up by start of business on Monday, July 27, 2015. Note that SilverLink, Sterling IRB's secure online portal, will continue to be fully operational over the weekend. It is recommended that you save links to the portal for quick access if you haven’t done so already. The Investigative Site login page may be accessed at https://sterling-pi.brighttrac.com/; and the Sponsor/CRO login page may be accessed at https://sterling-sponsor.brighttrac.com/. Please plan accordingly and feel free to reach out to a member of the Sterling IRB administrative staff at 1-888-636-1062 with any questions or concerns.

Sterling IRB Exhibiting at DIA 2015 in Washington D.C.

Sterling will be exhibiting at the DIA 2015 51st Annual meeting this year at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Please stop by to visit us any time between June 15th – 17th and enter to win an iPad Mini! We’ll be located in booth number 2010. If you’d like to schedule a meeting to discuss our services and capabilities at the conference, please contact Kathye Richards, CIP, Vice President of Client Services at 678-501-7806 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Version 23.0 of the Investigator Handbook effective today, 5-22-15

The Investigator Handbook has been revised effective May 22, 2015. The summary of changes includes:

  • Chapter 5 (Submissions to the IRB) - B.7. Planned Increase in Enrollment:
    The revision pertains to a planned increase in enrollment and the requirements when there is a site enrollment increase exceeding an IRB-approved site enrollment plan by over 10%.
  • Chapter 7 (Reportable Events) -A. Examples of protocol deviations that may be significant:
    Enrollment - The revision pertains to identifying site enrollment increases exceeding an IRB-approved site enrollment plan by over 10% as a protocol deviation.
  • Chapter 8 (Informed Consent) - A. The Process of Consent and Assent:
    The revision pertains to when subjects should be re-consented when new and/or revised consent documentation is approved by the IRB.

The Investigator Handbook is located in the Investigators section of the Sterling IRB website and on the SilverLink web portal. Please contact a member of the Sterling IRB staff if you have any questions regarding this update.

Sterling Earth Day Initiative – Paperless as of 04/22/15

Atlanta, GA, April 23, 2015 – Sterling commemorated Earth Day 2015 with the implementation of a paperless environment. As of April 22nd, all documents are available exclusively on SilverLink, Sterling IRB’s web portal. Approximately 1 billion trees’ worth of paper is thrown away every year in the United States. By discontinuing the mailing of paper documents, Sterling is actively working to reduce this number and positively impact the environment. Ted Green, president and CEO of Sterling IRB has stated, “I am excited for the direction Sterling is taking, strengthening client relations by streamlining the process in which documents are available and strengthening our commitment to the environment.”

In addition, Sterling IRB is making a donation to the American Forest Foundation to help support green business practices.

The Sterling Institutional Review Board ("Sterling IRB" or "Sterling") was established in 1991 as an independent review board that provides protection for human research participants through the initial and ongoing review of research studies. As an independent review board, Sterling IRB is not affiliated with an academic institution or a research hospital.

Sterling IRB reviews multi-center research studies as well as those involving a single investigator. Its client base consists of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, clinical research organizations (CROs), federal agencies and individual investigators. Sterling IRB may also act as the review board for studies conducted at hospitals or academic institutions and is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to review studies for investigators who are conducting clinical research in the state of Massachusetts. The Sterling IRB administrative staff is committed to exceptional, individual customer service while keeping the research study cost effective.

Sterling IRB Exhibiting at ACRP 2015 in Salt Lake City

Sterling will be exhibiting at the ACRP conference this year at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Please stop by to visit us any time between April 25-27, 2015 and enter to win an iPad Mini! We’ll be located in booth number 629. If you’d like to schedule a meeting to discuss our services and capabilities at the conference, please contact Alison Alesi, JD, CIP, Director of Regulatory Compliance at 678-501-7818 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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