Collaborative Review Agreements and MOU
Studies conducted at USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles or Rancho Los Amigos can be submitted to the IRB through a collaborative research agreement.
Collaborative Agreements for Review of Joint Research
Collaborative review is used when two or more institutions are engaged in a human subjects research project. One institution’s IRB is chosen to carry out the regulatory review while the other institution conducts an abbreviated facilitated review. Links to the agreements are included below:
Cedars-Sinai and USC Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Human subjects research projects (involving greater than minimal risk) with identified institutional conflicts of interests must undergo a second IRB review by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
To access the Cedars-Sinai and USC Memorandum of Understanding, refer to:
Cedar Sinai MOU
Vanderbilt University IRBshare
USC is a signatory to IRBshare, a collaborative multisite IRB review model for qualified, FWA-holding IRBs within the CTSA Consortium to share both documents and in the IRB review process in order to reduce duplicative reviews. IRBshare runs on a centralized, secure web portal currently operated & maintained by Vanderbilt University.