The grant should be submitted to the IRB(s) responsible for overseeing some or all components of the research described in the grant. In cases where IRB review has been ceded to a Reviewing IRB under the SMART IRB Agreement, and the study team that holds the grant is not the Lead Study Team (LST), the study team that received the primary award is responsible for providing a copy of the grant to the LST. The LST will then submit this information to the Reviewing IRB for consideration. The Reviewing Institution may use an alternative process for a congruency determination if such responsibility is not normally performed by the whole IRB (for example, the congruency review may be delegated to a single IRB member). Nonetheless, the Reviewing IRB Institution retains responsibility for ensuring completion of the IRB congruency determination regardless of whether it holds the federal grant.
Topic: Federal Grant Congruency Review