Working With Institutions: FAQs
Your site can be reviewed by Quorum if your Institution is willing to waive jurisdiction. With your submission, please include either Quorum’s Institutional Jurisdiction Waiver Form or an Institutional Authorization Agreement (IAA). Quorum also will accept the template IAA posted on the OHRP website . Please be sure to respond appropriately to questions 18. a., b., and c. of the Site Information Questionnaire.
Quorum reviews Federally Funded studies. There are additional submission requirements for any federally funded studies, for more information on what is required please see the Federally Funded Research section of this website.
An independent IRB does not need to obtain a Federalwide Assurance (FWA). An FWA is required for institutions that are engaged in research conducted or supported by a federal agency (such as HHS.) An IRB itself is not engaged in the research nor is it a direct recipient of federal funds. However, an FWA requires the institution to list all IRBs that review research for the institution. All IRBs must be registered with OHRP before they can be listed on an institution’s FWA. Therefore, when an institution wishes to use the services of an independent IRB, it must add the IRB to its FWA as an IRB of Record using the IRB’s OHRP registration number. More information is available at http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/assurances/assurances/filasurt.html
I am interested in choosing Quorum as my IRB but my institution still wants to be aware of what is happening with my study. Is this possible?
Quorum’s OnQ Portal offers convenient access to all site approval documents, consent forms, formal acknowledgments, and other IRB correspondence. A site may grant access to anyone that they would like, and this is an excellent way to keep the Institution involved in what is happening with your study.
Yes, Quorum is AAHRPP Accredited.
Yes. Quorum offers a wide range of options. If Quorum is not the Central IRB, you may choose to submit as a Single Site. Please see Quorum’s Single Site page for more information.