The SMART IRB platform was designed to harmonize and streamline the IRB review process for multisite studies, while ensuring a high level of protection for research participants. SMART IRB is not an IRB; rather, it’s a platform that offers a master IRB reliance agreement (the SMART IRB Agreement), resources and tools for using a single IRB.

Washington University is a Participating Institution and uses the SMART IRB Agreement as the basis of most reliance arrangements. If you are interested in requesting the WU IRB act as the single IRB for a study, please contact HRPO for more information.

Content current as of 10/5/2022