Important IRB News and Updates

Updated: January 8, 2020

Page Contents:

  1. Single IRB Requirement
  2. New ORIA Office Location

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Single IRB Requirement

Effective 1/20/2020: Single IRB (sIRB) policy requirement of 45 CFR 46.114(b) of the 2018 Requirements goes into effect for ALL Federally Funded Human Subjects Research January 20, 2020.

The revised Common Rule (i.e., the 2018 Requirements) requires at 45 CFR 46.114(b) that all institutions located in the United States that are engaged in cooperative research conducted or supported by a Common Rule department or agency rely upon approval by a single IRB for the portion of the research that is conducted in the United States. Reliance on a single IRB of record in cooperative research is optional before January 20, 2020, even for research subject to the 2018 Requirements. Reliance on a single IRB of record in cooperative research is required beginning January 20, 2020, unless the study meets the criteria for an exception described in ยง46.114(b)(2) of the 2018 Requirements.

You may read more on this requirement here:


New ORIA Office Location

The administrative offices for both IRB Commitees has moved from the Research Administration Building to the Dalney Street Building.  Our new address is listed below:


Office of Research Integrity Assurance

Institutional Review Boards
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dalney Street Building
926 Dalney St, NW Atlanta, GA 30318