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Lurie Children's and Northwestern University have an Institutional Authorization Agreement (IAA) which allows the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB) to rely on the Lurie Children's IRB for the review of human subjects research under the following circumstances:
Note: These studies must be submitted to both IRBs, as each institution has applicable responsibility of oversight of the research (e.g., Conflicts of Interest, education, ancillary reviews, etc.) as outlined in their Federal Wide Assurance. The Lurie Children’s IRB will conduct a full review of the study, and the Northwestern University IRB will conduct an abbreviated review. The instructions below outline the steps for submitting to both institutions.
When investigators/study staff at both Lurie Children’s and Northwestern University are engaged in research, IRB approval is required at both institutions. As above, investigators may request that Northwestern University rely on the review of the Lurie Children’s IRB via Cayuse IRB and then submit an abbreviated application and approval documents submitted to Northwestern University via eIRB+.
Examples of study activity at Northwestern University or its affiliates when this would be applicable include:
Examples of activity at Northwestern University or its affiliates that will not require study submission to both IRBs:
BEFORE YOU START:
In order to submit a new study at each institution, investigators will need access to both electronic systems:
Submit the study to the Lurie Children’s IRB. [Download Cayuse Instructions]
Section 2: Study Settings
Part A Multi-Institutional Research
A1: Select Northwestern University or a Northwestern University Affiliate Site and any other locations as applicable.
A2: Select the option “Yes, Lurie Children’s will serve as the IRB for another Site.” Then select “Northwestern University or affiliate site” in the Subcategory.
Supporting Documents: Unless consent is waived, attach the consent form which includes relevant Northwestern University language (see template).
Submit the study to the Northwestern University IRB. [Download eIRB+ Instructions]
The same process will apply to subsequent submissions (Modifications, Renewals, etc.). Remember, the PI and study team are responsible for following the respective institutional policies and timelines for reporting. Note: The study expiration date will be the same at both institutions.