A Participating Institution may terminate its own participation in SMART IRB at any time and for any reason. The Participating Institution must give 30 days prior written notice of the termination to any other Participating Institutions with which it is involved in any ongoing research study(ies) and ceded review(s) at the time of the termination. A Participating Institution that has current studies under the Agreement for which it is the Reviewing IRB or for which it is participating as a Relying Institution may be delayed in ending its participation as necessary to ensure that appropriate arrangements have been made for alternate oversight or wind-down of the research, as applicable.
Under the SMART IRB Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), a Participating Institution that does not have any current studies ceded under the Agreement, and is not currently serving as a Reviewing IRB for any studies ceded under the Agreement, may end its participation in the Agreement once applicable SMART IRB systems and records have been updated to reflect the change. A Participating Institution that has current studies under the Agreement for which it is the Reviewing IRB or for which it is participating as a Relying Institution may end its participation under this Agreement after 45 days, with written notice to SMART IRB (Help@SMARTIRB.org), or sooner if other arrangements have been made for open and ongoing studies affected by the discontinuation. Discontinuation of participation in the Agreement by one Participating Institution will not end the validity of the Agreement with respect to the remaining Participating Institutions.