Sterling’s Services | Solutions you need to excel.

Sterling IRB offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to help you work smarter, faster and more efficiently.

IRB Services

  • Central and local IRB services
  • Comprehensive review services in U.S. and Canada
  • Experienced and diverse Board
  • Daily Board Meetings
  • Pre-review services for protocols
  • Informed Consent development
  • Certified translation services
  • Review of research involving all vulnerable populations, including prisoners, cognitively impaired persons, pregnant women, and children

Client Services

  • Study start-up teleconferences
  • Timely turnaround
    • 2 business day turnaround time (Expedited Review) on average from date of submission
    • 5 business day turnaround time (Full Board Review) on average from date of submission
  • Written notification within 24 hours of IRB Meeting
  • Site review within 24 hours
  • Site start-up status reports according to your requirements
  • Continuing review reminder reports and status reports according to your requirements


  • Phase I-IV studies in all therapeutic areas
  • Single and Multi-Site studies
  • Federally-funded studies
  • Late Phase studies – Post Market, Observational, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies ("REMS"), Registries
  • Medical Device studies
  • Biologic studies
  • Nutraceutical studies
  • Social-Behavioral studies
  • Minimal Risk / Non-interventional studies
  • Exemptions
  • Non-Human Subject Research and Ethical Evaluations
  • Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs ("KABs")

SilverLink – Sterling’s Secure Web Portal

  • Ensures fast, secure electronic document submission and retrieval
  • Documents posted to SilverLink within 24-48 hours of approval
  • Dashboard notifications and automatic email notifications
  • Title 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
  • Electronic Smart Forms with Electronic Signature available
  • Dedicated Web Portal Team to assist you
  • Portal access for unlimited contacts on your study (including Sponsors, CROs, coordinators, investigators, monitors)



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