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Institutional Review Board Review of Multicenter Studies

Gregory K. Sobolski, BA, BS; Leonardo Flores, BA; and Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD
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From the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Disclaimer: The views contained herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Public Health Service, or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Amy Reid for careful assistance with collection of the data.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Ann Intern Med. 2007;146(10):759. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-146-10-200705150-00019
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One institutional review boards (IRBs) for multicenter studies. Since 1990 in France.
Posted on June 4, 2007
Alain Braillon
Public Health, Amines University Hospitals. 80054 Amiens CEDEX 1. France
Conflict of Interest: None Declared

In France, IRBs (Committee for People's Protection) have an authority for multicenter studies. It is a federal regulation since 1990 implemented by the Heath secretary. This policy is a success. It was renewed in 2006 with a smart innovation through provinces aggregation (before 26 provinces, now 7 inter-province with a total of 40 IRBs): The investigator has the choice for several IRBs in his inter-province and is no more limited to his province. Moreover, IRBs may regulate the workload on this inter-province basis to guarantee the decision in the mandatory 35 days delay.

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