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Commentary on Diamond et al.: The efficiency of single institutional review board review in National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Cooperative Reproductive Medicine Network–initiated clinical trials

Klitzman, Robert L.

Diamond et al.’s paper, ‘‘The efficacy of single institutional review board review in National Institute for Child Health and Human Development Cooperate Reproductive Medicine Network–initiated clinical trials,’’ presents critical issues and makes important contributions to the literature, highlighting urgent needs for research on rapidly expanding single institutional review boards (sIRBs). The main findings of the study, that sIRB reviews for multicenter trials reduced the time for institutional review board (IRB) review and initial approval, but increased the total time to final local site approval, shed critical light on the complexities of human study participant protection, and of the social and institutional ecologies in which IRB reviews occur.

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Clinical Trials
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https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774518807892

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Psychiatry
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July 15, 2020