Wayne State University

NCI's Central Institutional Review Board Initiative

Wayne State University is enrolled in the National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board (NCI CIRB) Initiative. The IRB may carry out "Administrative Review" of certain NCI-sponsored Cooperative Group research studies approved by the CIRB, and once the IRB is satisfied that all local context issues have been met, may recognize the CIRB as the IRB of Record for the study at WSU and its affiliated institutions.  The WSU IRB retains responsibilities for local oversight and review of the performance of the research after acceptance of Administrative Review.  The documentation for submissions are below.

External IRB Policy (.doc) -- Our policy includes the procedures for submission.

External IRB Cover Sheet and Review Authorization Form (.doc)

HIPAA Summary Form (.doc)

CIRB Approved Informed Consent Template (.doc)

CIRB Approved McLaren Informed Consent Template (.doc)

CIRB Approved Assent Template (utilize CIRB Assent Template found on their webpage)

Short Form Consent documents are available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Farsi, French-Canada, French-Enrope, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish-Mexico, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, and Ukranian (along with the Oral Short Form English Translation).

Visit the National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board Initiative website at https://ncicirb.org.  
Download the Quickguide to Opening a Study (PDF).

Documents and correspondence should be submitted via email to CIRB@wayne.edu.

Modifications: Changes to local research arrangements (i.e. key personnel & HIPAA) should be submitted to the IRB Administration Office for review.  Change requests should be submitted via email to CIRB@wayne.edu. Please submit highligted versions of requested revisions and indicate in the e-mail the modifications that are being requested. 

UP Reporting: All SERIOUS unexpected problems/adverse events occurring at WSU and its affiliated institutions should be submitted to the WSU IRB within 5 working days.  The CIRB UP Protocol Worksheet and WSU UP Report Form should be submitted for review to the WSU IRB Administration Office.

Site VisitsUpon notification of an impending regulatory site visit, hold notification, and/or external audit, the WSU IRB Administration Office must be contacted immediately.  Please e-mail Monica Malian, Director HRPP at monica.malian@wayne.edu

Note: DMC Review Authorization - If DMC Review is required DMC Review Authorization can be submitted concurrently at the time of IRB submission. However DMC Approval is required for final IRB administrative authorization. For more information regarding DMC Review: https://www.dmc.org/for-health-professionals/clinical-translation-research-office

Please be aware that CITI Program has added a new module entitled "External IRB Review" to their curriculum.  To access, visit www.citiprogram.org.

Coming Soon..... 

*New External IRB Submission Forms for Initial Submission, Modification Requests, & Local Event Reporting*

External IRB Request Half-Day Education Series – The IRB is excited to present an External IRB half day education session! The session will take place on August 15, 2018 at the Mazurek Medical Commons.  

Topics include:

  • submitting WIRB, CIRB, and Other External IRB Request to the IRB 
  • WSU External IRB policy & process 
  • using the External IRB Request Forms 
  • Consent Templates
  • Modification Request & UP Reporting

To sign up for the session e-mail WSUIRBInfo@wayne.edu