National Institutes of Health Extends Effective Date of sIRB Policy

    View Author July 2017
    Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) extended the effectivedate of its policy on the use of the single Institutional Review Board (IRB, or sIRB if a single IRB) to January 25, 2018. NIH created the sIRB policy to establish the expectation that a sIRB be used in the ethical review of multisite, domestic, non-exempt human subject research funded by NIH. The extension will apply to all competing grant applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2018.