The application and protocol form is designed to assist the IRB in identifying which activities in a multi-center study will be conducted by OSU researchers. Researchers should complete the relevant sections of the new application and protocol form (see the Submission Steps under New Applications) if:
External Collaborators and IRBs
All investigators on the study team must be covered by an IRB approval regardless of their affiliation with OSU. To determine which investigators need to be listed as part of the study team, please call the HRPP Office at 541-737-8008.
There is a mechanism in place for one IRB to defer oversight to another. This reduces the need for multiple IRBs to review a single study. Most IRBs, but not all, are willing to facilitate this process. Therefore, there are three options for ensuring that investigators from multiple institutions are covered by an IRB approval for a single study:
IRB Office staff will help OSU researchers navigate these decisions by speaking directly with the external IRBs. If there are external collaborators, please provide appropriate contact information for the IRB at the collaborator’s institution in the new application and protocol form.
The OSU HRPP is a participating institution in the SMART IRB online reliance system. If you are collaborating with researchers at another SMART IRB participating institution, we may ask you to provide information through the SMART IRB Platform. The HRPP Office will provide additional instructions during the review process.
The OHSU and OSU IRBs have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that enables OSU to defer oversight to OHSU under the following circumstances:
After OSU makes the determination to defer oversight, it is the PI’s responsibility to ensure that OSU receives a copy of all approval and approved documents from OHSU.