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* Workflow - Fred Hutch Relies on an Independent IRB

View the above workflow for details about setting up a reliance agreement and submitting your study to an external, independent IRB.

Illustration of Fred Hutch IRB relying on an independent IRB.
Illustration of reliance arrangement

At a high level, the Fred Hutch investigator will need to do the following.

Pre-Submission Steps:

1. Contact the IRO Director to provide details of the planned study and request for Fred Hutch to rely on an independent IRB.

If the study may be reviewed by an independent IRB:

Submission Steps:

2. When you are ready to submit the study for IRB review, you must first submit the external IRB's application to the IRO. (Submit through CRS if appropriate.)

3. Once the IRO endorses the submission, send the IRB application to the external IRB for review. 

4. After receiving IRB approval from the external IRB, send approval documents to the IRO.