Single IRB Reliance

Reliance Networks

E-IRB Abbreviated Applications (AA) for Ceded Review (Now Live!):

As of October 1, 2019, investigators will receive notification to submit an “Abbreviated Application (AA)” for their ceded research project in E-IRB after submitting the Reliance Registration/Request Form to irbreliance@uky.edu.  The AA will provide prompts and links to requirements handled locally, not by the external IRB. There are many local ancillary processes independent from IRB review (e.g., conflict of interest, HIPAA, Investigational Drug Service, Institutional Biosafety Review).  The AA will help investigators identify and keep up with these local requirements.

UK is a member of the following IRB Reliance Networks:

SMART IRB

IREx (IRB Reliance Exchange)

 

Submit a Reliance Request

If your research involves collaboration with any sites and/or personnel outside the University of Kentucky, then it is considered multisite research and IRB reliance issues will need to be addressed. This may include national multi-center trials as well local studies involving sites/personnel external to UK. If you would like to request that the University of Kentucky IRB (UK IRB) serve as the lead IRB for your study, or if you would like the UK IRB to defer review to another IRB, please complete the forms below and submit them to IRBReliance@uky.edu.

  • IRB Reliance Request/Registration Form [PDF]

General inquiries/questions about IRB reliance and the University of Kentucky’s policies and procedures may also be submitted to: IRBReliance@uky.edu.

Forms

  • Communication Plan Form [PDF]
  • SAMPLE Individual Investigator Agreement [PDF]
  • SAMPLE IRB Authorization Agreement [PDF]

Policies

Guidance

  • Lead PI Checklist [PDF]
  • Relying Institution PI Checklist [PDF]
  • Principal Investigator Responsibilities When Other Institutions Are Relying on the UK IRB [PDF]
  • Principal Investigator Reliance Assurance Statement [D149.0000] [PDF]
  • IRB Application Instructions: Off-Site Research [HTML]
  • OHRP's "Guidance on Engagement of Institutions in Human Subjects Research" [HTML]
  • Sample Protocol for Reliance [PDF]
  • Step-by-Step Guidance for University of Kentucky Investigators Requesting to Rely on an External IRB [PDF]