Cooperative eIRB Reviews with other HSSC members
Greenville Health System is part of Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC). Other members of HSSC are the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, Palmetto Health, Clemson University, Self Regional, AnMed Health Medical Center, and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. A Cooperative Review is used to streamline the IRB review process when two or more HSSC institutions are involved in one project. Each collaborating institution has agreed to rely on the review of the other HSSC institutions’ IRBs, allowing the institutions to cooperate in human research studies while avoiding duplication of effort with respect to IRB reviews. In a cooperative review, one institution’s IRB is the IRB of record, and the IRBs of the other institutions participating in the project are granted access to the study’s IRB records. Please note that a cooperative review with the University of South Carolina is required when a study conducted at GHS involves students enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville. Please contact an IRB coordinator if you are uncertain if your study should involve a cooperative review.
Below are links to guidance documents that include screen shots to show how to set up a cooperative review in eIRB. Clemson University is part of HSSC but does not utilize eIRB, so there is a different process for setting up a cooperative review with Clemson.
Click here for guidance on how to set up a cooperative review with MUSC, USC, Palmetto Health, Self Regional, AnMed, and/or Spartanburg Regional.
Click here for guidance on how to set up a cooperative review with Clemson University. (Updated April 11, 2018)
Navigating eIRB can be challenging. The IRB Office is developing guidance documents to explain how to use eIRB to submit various items to the IRB Office for review.
The IRB Office has participated in educational outreach through the Health Sciences Center’s research education series. Their page includes videos of the presentations. Below are the titles of the IRB’s presentations. Click on the titles below to download the PowerPoint slides.