577. Multi-Site Research

Updated July 1, 2019

University of Nevada, Reno or its affiliate's researchers that initiates research conducted at multiple sites is subject to the same review and ethical considerations as single-site research. The IRB will evaluate and respond to requests concerning cooperative research when received. Every effort is made to coordinate local IRB requirements within multi-site oversight. The IRB will require documentation of IRB review for all research sites.  Each institution is responsible for safeguarding the welfare of human subjects and for complying with all applicable DHHS and FDA regulations. Projects that are federally funded are subject to additional federal documentation requirements.

When the Researcher is the lead Researcher of a multi-site study, policies and procedures the protocol includes information about the management of information that is relevant to the protection of participants, such as:

  • Unanticipated problems involving risks to participants or others.
  • Interim results.
  • Protocol modifications.

The IRB will evaluate whether the management of information that is relevant to the protection of participants is adequate.