Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB)

Coordinating Center
Project Status
Active
Project Lifespan
09/30/2006
Objective

The CIRB provides an innovative approach to human subject protection through a "facilitated review" process that can streamline local IRB reviews of adult and pediatric national multi-center cancer treatment trials.

Population

Currently over 336 institutions in over 45 states are participating in the Initiative.

Phase
II
III
Centers

Reviews Cooperative Group Clinical Trials

Additional Information

The CIRB Initiative has been designed to:

  • Improve access to NCI-sponsored Cooperative Group clinical trials for potential study participants and their physicians by enabling local IRBs to rapidly approve clinical trials through the use of a facilitated review process;
  • Enhance the protection of study participants by providing consistent expert IRB review at the national level before the study is distributed by the Cooperative Group to local investigators;
  • Reduce the administrative burdens associated with IRB submission on local IRB staff and investigators.
  • Products
    Services
    Project Management
    Site Selection and Contracting
    Statistical Leadership and Project Management
    Web-based Data Collection and Reporting Systems