If the research falls under the scope of the GHS/Clemson “IRB Authorization Agreement,” the CU IRB will not conduct a complete review. In such cases, the GHS IRB will be the “lead IRB” or “IRB of Record” and will conduct the initial review, continuing review, review of amendments, and general oversight. However, the CU ORC will accept the GHS IRB’s reviews (via administrative review) and will keep complete records of the research study.
All research studies involving the use of human subjects that are submitted to GHS under this agreement will undergo administrative review by Clemson’s ORC. After administrative review, the ORC will send an administrative review notification to the PI.