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Reliance Reviews (IRB Authorization Agreements)

IRB Forms

Georgia Southern University Institutional Review Board (GS IRB) may agree to rely on the IRB approval of another institution’s IRB when a research project involves multiple university campuses or when deemed appropriate to protect human participants.  The authorization agreement is signed by the participating IRB’s – not the investigators.

Human subjects’ research involving two or more campuses may include research projects that recruit participants from multiple campuses, involve investigators from multiple campuses, or utilize resources from multiple campuses.

Authorizations agreements are not granted on projects that qualify under any of the exempt categories but the same form may be used to request a confirmation of the primary institution exempt determination in lieu of a new exemption determination application by the investigator.

IRB Authorization Agreement Policy Use where GS faculty is not the PI and another IRB will hold primary approval or the Co-PIs are from other institutions and will rely on our approval.
Reliance Request Form If you are requesting to rely on another IRB’s approval, please submit this request form along with the supporting documentation.

Last updated: 11/4/2019