7 Any institution that is a legal entity under the FWA of another institution or has its own FWA or IRB organisation number must carry out its own membership agreement regardless of current or legal affiliations to other participating institutions. Before coming trop SMART IRB, check the current agreement with Denrin officials and consultants. We thank the members of the SMART IRB team, including former and current SMART IRB ambassadors and members of SMART IRB HSC and its working groups, as well as all participating SMART IRB institutions and POCs designated for their commitment to the development, success and development of the SMART IRB platform. In particular, we would like to thank Sabune J. Winkler, JD, for his essential and essential contribution to the design, design and introduction of the SMART IRB platform; Michael Bingham for his unwavering commitment to SMART IRB Joinder and operations; and Emily Chi Fogler, JD, for her invaluable advice on the development and launch of the SMART IRB agreement. We thank Paul Fricker for his essential support for helpdesk SMART IRB. We would also like to pay tribute to Alan Greene and Marc Drezner for working with us on this project during its milestones. Each user must start the Joinder process by creating an account. SMART IRB serves as a cloud-based central site, where all relevant sites can view procedures, access study documents and make a decision to resign or monitor. Brown University has joined SMART IRB by signing its Joinder contract, which meets all expectations and requirements for a confidence agreement. By using smart IRB, institutions agree to meet the conditions, eliminating the need to sign trust agreements for each study. Participation in the SMART IRB agreement does not exclude an institution`s participation in another agreement or trust agreement with other entities, including other entities that also participate in SMART IRB. Although institutions may move to the SMART IRB agreement to cover (and abolish) their existing dependency relationships or future dependency relationships, there is no obligation to do so.
However, institutions must communicate with each other for each research study before conducting the review to determine the agreement they use and to document the reliance on that research. Looking ahead, the changes that will begin in the final common rule will require a revision of the SMART IRB agreement, which are important revisions, but which nevertheless offer the possibility of introducing additional changes if they are recommended by the stakeholder community and deemed essential to the continued growth of the SMART IRB network and the use of the SMART IRB agreement. The SMART IRB team is in the process of soliciting input from representatives of participating institutions and the public; The process is transparent. If deemed necessary, there is still time to facilitate the process of registering for an updated agreement to ensure that participating institutions can change without any participation deficit. In October, both OHRP and NIH issued notifications regarding an exception to the IRB`s single mandate for certain HHS that conducted or supported collaborative research activities. This provision applies primarily to clinical trials related to the management of interventions related to COVID-19 or whose baseline agreements have been operationally disrupted by the pandemic.