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Central IRB Information

Central IRBs

A Central IRB may be used for any clinical trial that meets the following criteria:

  • Phase II, III, IV;
  • Multi-center or multi-site; 
  • Industry funded clinical trial

A Central IRB may not be used for any clinical trial that meets the following criteria:

  • Investigator-initiated; OR 
  • Single site; OR
  • Phase I
The following table summarizes when you may or may not use the Central IRB for your clinical trial:
Phase I Phase II Phase III Phase IV
Investigator-Initiated or Single Site Must use WVU IRB Must use WVU IRB Must use WVU IRB Must use WVU IRB
Industry Funded Must use WVU IRB May use Central IRB May use Central IRB May use Central IRB

Please contact the WVU OHRP for more information regarding Central IRB use.