Sterling IRB 2015 Holiday Closures

Sterling IRB was closed January 1-2, 2015 in observance of the New Year's holiday. We will also be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 25, 2015
  • Independence Day (4th of July) – Friday, July 3, 2015
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26, 2015
  • Thanksgiving – Friday, November 27, 2015
  • Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24, 2015 (Closing at 1:00 PM EST)
  • Christmas Day – Friday, December 25, 2015
  • New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Closing at 1:00 PM EST)
  • New Year’s Day (2016) - Friday, January 1, 2016

Sterling IRB 2014 Winter Holiday Closures

Sterling IRB will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • November 26th, 2014 - Thanksgiving (closed at 1pm EST)
  • November 27th, 2014 - Thanksgiving Day
  • November 28th, 2014 - Thanksgiving
  • December 24th, 2014 - Christmas Eve (closed at 1pm EST)
  • December 25th, 2014 - Christmas Day
  • December 26th, 2014 - Christmas
  • December 31st, 2014 - New Year's Eve (closed at 1pm EST)
  • January 1st, 2015 - New Year's Day
  • January 2nd, 2015 - New Year's

Sterling IRB to Attend MAGI West 2014

Visit us at the MAGI West Clinical Research Conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA on November 9-12, 2014. Sterling’s Director of Regulatory Compliance, Alison Alesi, J.D., CIP, will be conducting a session on Advanced Topics in Medical Device Regulation. If you’d like to schedule a meeting, contact Kathye Richards, CIP, Director of Client Services, at 678.501.7806 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sterling IRB Board Member Roster for new term

The new term for Sterling’s Board will begin on July 25, 2014.  There are no changes in Board membership associated with the beginning of the new term, which extends through July 24, 2016. A copy of the updated roster can be downloaded from the Board Roster section of the Sterling IRB website.

Sterling IRB Introduces the Reportable Events Form

In an effort to streamline processes and improve our services, Sterling IRB has introduced the Reportable Events Form (APP022). This form may be used to submit all reportable events including serious adverse events, significant protocol deviations, IND safety reports, reports of noncompliance and other unanticipated problems. The new form can be located in the Forms section of the Sterling IRB website,, and on the SilverLink web portal. The serious adverse event, significant protocol deviation, and unanticipated problem reports have been archived but will continue to be accepted. Please refer to Chapter 7 of the Sterling IRB Investigator Handbook for more information regarding reportable events.



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