MSU is Now a Participating Institution in SMART IRB!

SMART IRB (Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance platform) is funded by NIH and is designed to harmonize and streamline the IRB review process for multi-site research. It allows institutions to minimize duplicate IRB review while maintaining appropriate oversight and is in line with the Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research. MSU is now a participating institution in SMART IRB. Learn more about SMART IRB at

If you have any questions about SMART IRB, or other types of agreements for IRB reliance, and whether they are appropriate for your research, please email