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Office of Regulatory  Research Compliance 

Howard University
HU Research Bldg 1
1840 7th Street, NW
Suite 309
Washington, D.C. 20001

Phone: (202) 865-8597
Fax:     (202) 232-5286

ORRC is located directly across  from the Howard University        Shaw Metro on 7th Seventh St.(Georgia Ave) on the third floor       of  the Howard University    Research Building-1.

SINGLE/CENTRAL IRB
THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY RELIANCE AGREEMENT FLOWCHART 
If you are collaborating with an institution that is not registered with SMART IRB, please follow the HU flow-chart below and other information provided above.
The ORRC/Howard University is a member of the SMART-IRB portal supported by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Currently, approximately 558 institutions are registered with the platform. 
If your collaborating institution is registered with SMART-IRB, the ORRC will process your single IRB application [Relying or Reviewing] through the SMART-IRB portal.To initiate an application through the portal, please follow this link: Online Reliance System 

To gain additional insight on the SMART-IRB process, you may access the following links: 
  •      Overview of the Decision Making Process [1:53]
  •      Investigator Submits a Request [2:44] 
  •      Identifying a Proposed reviewing IRB [2:30]
  •      Recording Institution Decisions [1:40] 
  •      Issuing the Determination [3:17] 

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