PrimeIRB offers a variety of solutions for Institutions ranging from complete turnkey services to individual one-off reviews.  Whatever your need may be, PrimeIRB can help optimize the performance of your Human Research Protection Program.


PrimeIRBplus™ Institutional Services


PrimeIRB will work closely with your local IRB so your institution can leverage the expertise of our Board and the deep-bench knowledge of our staff. PrimeIRBplus™ is your turnkey compliance solution that provides seamless outsourcing of your local IRB operations with a material reduction in your HRPP operating costs.

Please email us if you would like to learn more about how PrimeIRBplus™ can work at with your institution.


PrimePartner™ Consulting and Staffing Services


PrimeIRB can offer services that include Protocol Development, Site Audits, and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) evaluation for academic research institutions, hospital systems, and practice-based research programs.  Clinical Quality Assurance (CQA), GxP Training, Regulatory Affairs, and other specialized consulting services are also available.

We can also provide interim experienced IRB professionals and IRB Members in order to keep your HRPP program operational with minimal disruption.

Please email us if you would like more information about PrimePartner™ services.


SMART IRB and Reliance Agreements


PrimeIRB is a participating member of SMART IRB.  SMART IRB is a flexible master reliance agreement designed to harmonize and streamline the IRB review process for multisite studies while ensuring the highest level of protection for research participants.

PrimeIRB can serve as the IRB of record for practice-based research programs, academic institutions, and hospital systems if there is no local IRB with jurisdiction or the local IRB has jurisdiction but defers its jurisdiction to PrimeIRB in writing through an authorization agreement.

Investigators who conduct research at institutions with a local IRB and are asking for PrimeIRB coverage should be aware of any obligations or limitations that may require the use of that institution’s IRB.  

Please email us with questions about SMART IRB or other reliance agreement/jurisdiction questions.