If my institution signs SMART IRB Agreement v2.0, how will this affect reliance arrangements in place under earlier versions of the SMART IRB Agreement (Version 1.0 including Version 1.1 and 1.2)? Does my institution need to document which version of the SMART IRB Agreement covers each of our reliance arrangements in effect?
Institutions should continue to use Version 1.0 (which includes Version 1.1 and 1.2) for reliance arrangements in place prior to any institution’s transition to Version 2.0, regardless of whether the institution serves as the Reviewing IRB or Relying Institution in the arrangement. For new reliance arrangements (put in place after Version 2.0 is available to join), the Reviewing IRB and each Relying Institution should track and record which version of the SMART IRB Agreement is applicable to the reliance arrangement with that Relying Institution.
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