The NIH single IRB (sIRB) policy applies to the domestic sites of new and competing renewal applications/proposals with due dates of January 25, 2018 and beyond for NIH-funded multi-site studies where each site will conduct the same protocol involving non-exempt human subjects research, whether supported through grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or the NIH Intramural Research Program.
Human Research Protection Office and IRBs
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released several announcements concerning policy changes impacting studies involving human subjects, in particular those studies meeting the NIH definition of a clinical trial. Some of these changes have been announced previously. The information we’re receiving on these policies is evolving and dynamic.
This is copied from NIH notice NOT-OD-17-120:
The IRB has released a new Policy on the Privacy Rule and the Use of Health Information in Research