Sinclair's Operating Procedures

Sinclair Charter and Operating Procedures contain Sinclair's written guidelines that operationalize federal IRB requirements.

Research Review FormsThe Sinclair Grants Team will help Sinclair principal investigators decide which type of review to  request from the IRB. There are four categories of review:
Exempt research review-for projects involving less than minimal risk and no vulnerable subjects

Expedited review-for projects involving less than minimal risk
Full Committee review-for project involving significant risk

Continuing review-for annual oversight of projects

IRB Training: Federal regulations require IRB committee member training.  IRB members can follow this link to complete training at the time of their appointments. IRB members must then submit a training verification form to the IRB chair indicating they have completed human subjects training.

Other sources of IRB training and information:Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services training National Institute of Health training and information National Cancer Institute training and information.

It is Sinclair's IRB policy that Sinclair employees report to the Chair of the IRB any of the following upon knowledge of such:

  • Unanticipated problems involving risks to subjects or others; and
  • Serious or continuing noncompliance with the federal regulations or the requirements or determinations of the IRB.