Sep 30, 2020 11:15 AM

The IRB has released and updated version of the Protocol Supplement for Requests to rely on an External IRB. This form is available online here: https://irb.upenn.edu/forms

Additional fields and instructional text have been added to the form so that study teams can provide additional information on recruitment and the Penn’s involvement in research activities that occur outside of the health system and University campus. These questions will hopefully assist teams in providing the Penn IRB with the information needed to complete its local context review. 

The use of the updated form will be required for all requests to rely on external IRBs submitted after DATE. Submissions that use an older version or omit the protocol supplement will be returned to submitters with a request to provide the additional information. 

Detailed guidance on requests to rely on external IRBs is available here: https://irb.upenn.edu/reliance-agreements