Ceding Review

Institutions engaged in research projects involving more than one institution may enter into joint IRB reviewing arrangements or rely on the review of one of the institutions’ IRBs. The HPHC IRB may consider accepting review responsibilities for another institution or rely on another IRB for review. If you are considering using a single IRB for one of your research studies, please visit IRBNet for applicable forms and guidance. 

To further streamline the cede review process, the HPHC IRB has also signed master reliance agreements when working with certain institutions that are part of SMART IRB.

Research Study Concerns?

  • If you have questions or concerns regarding the rights of a research participant, you may leave a message anonymously on the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care IRB Hotline: 800-807-6812.

  • If you suspect research misconduct at Harvard Pilgrim, contact the Research Integrity & Compliance Officer at 617-867-4817.

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