The External IRB team works within the Clinical Research Administration Office here at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and is separate from the COMIRB. Our work involves managing all protocol documents and information related to human subject research protocols submitted to commercial IRBs (i.e., Western IRB, Advarra, NCI Central IRB, etc.) and non-commercial IRBs (i.e., academic institutions). We are required to sign off on a number of items before you can submit your application to an external IRB.
All protocols using an external IRB must be submitted through the HSR Portal by filling out the Protocol Assessment Form.
Please note: If your study is deemed exempt or does not meet the definition of human subjects research, we are not allowed to rely on an external IRB. Additionally, unfunded studies may not rely on an external IRB.
We are currently working remotely. Please contact us by email with any questions.