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.

COVID-19 Information 

NCI CIRB Information About COVID-19 (new)

Visit the WSU IRB's Forms and Submissions website regarding Phased Resumption of Research Activities


Submission Forms & Instructions 

External IRB NCI CIRB requests must be submitted and emailed to CIRB@wayne.edu.

Initial External IRB Request Cover Sheet and Review Authorization Form (updated 10.16.2019) previous version accepted until November 15, 2019

External IRB Request Modification & Event Reporting Form - (updated 10.16.2019) previous version accepted until November 15, 2019.  This Form should be used for submission of key personnel modifications, HIPAA changes, event reporting, or any other local context modifications. 

See the IRB Forms & Submission Requirements web page for PI Attestation and Electronic signature 

HIPAA Summary Form (.doc)

Additional Key Personnel List (New with esignature update 3/2020) open and save as an Adobe Acrobat document

CIRB Approved Informed Consent Template (non-McLaren)

CIRB Approved McLaren Informed Consent Template

CIRB Approved Assent Template 

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).

Initial submissions and modification requests reviews are conducted 7 -10 business days from receipt of the complete submission.  Note, missing items may result in delay of review. 

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. using the WSU External IRB Request Modification & Event Reporting Form.  Please submit highlighted versions of requested revisions and indicate in the e-mail the modifications that are being requested. 

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


Regulatory Reporting & Site Visits 

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 External IRB Request & Modification 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


Reference Information 

External IRB Policy: To view the External IRB & Reliance Agreements for Multi Site Research Policy (policy 4-17) visit the IRB's policy website.

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

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! 2020 

updated consent templates & guidance information