When relying on an external or centralized IRB of record, it is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to adhere to policies and procedures of the IRB of record. In cases when there is an external or centralized IRB utilized, the IRB of Record policies prevail. However the Principal Investigator will also be required to continue to follow all University of Iowa institutional policies as well as state and local laws governing human subjects research. The HawkIRB application is designed to capture the majority of the information necessary to identify the Human Research Protection Program review requirements and various institutional policies.
If you are interested in pursuing human subjects research utilizing an External IRB model, please review the "Final SOP for General External IRB" for specific information on the process and contact the Human Subjects Office at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will help you determine which model may work best for your proposal (Lead IRB of record, relying IRB, commercial IRB models, etc.)
The NIH created the StrokeNet trials network to conduct small and large clinical trials and research that studies stroke treatment, prevention, recovery and rehabilitation. The University of Iowa received a Regional Center Award and is a part of this network. The University of Cincinnati has been named as the IRB of Record for all studies submitted under the StrokeNet network. The Human Subjects Office will facilitate the collection of research related materials in HawkIRB in order to ensure all applicable HRPP committee reviews are in place and all institutional requirements are met prior to the submission and review of the University of Cincinnati IRB. For all StrokeNet sponsored studies, Section I.1 in HawkIRB should indicate " StrokeNet (IRB of record, University of Cincinnati)." The University of Iowa research team will be responsible for adhering to all IRB requirements of the IRB of Record. All University of Iowa institutional policies and procedures as well as all Human Research Protection Program Committee(s) policies and procedures will still apply to research conducted under this option. The HawkIRB application is designed to capture the majority of the information necessary to identify the Human Research Protection Program review requirements and various institutional policies.
Please see the SOP below for additional details about StrokeNet projects.
Contact the University of Iowa's Human Subjects Office with questions regarding the application process or UI requirements
Mail: 105 HLHS, Human Subjects Office
600 Newton Rd, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Contact the University of Cincinnati with any questions regarding StrokeNet procedures or forms
Mail: 260 Stetson Street, Suite 2300
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0525