Sterling IRB is looking forward to seeing you at ACRP 2018 in National Harbor Maryland!

Sterling IRB will be exhibiting at the ACRP 2018 conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from April 27 - 29. We have a special gift for the first 100 conference attendees to visit us at Booth 115 during the Expo Opening Celebration on Friday, April 27th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Please stop by to learn more about Sterling’s services and capabilities. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please contact Alison Alesi or Lindley McKinley at 770.690.9491.

Sterling IRB Awarded AAHRPP Reaccreditation

Sterling IRB Awarded AAHRPP Reaccreditation for Five Years

Sterling Institutional Review Board is pleased to announce that it has been awarded reaccreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. ® (AAHRPP) for five years. Sterling achieved initial accreditation in 2010 and is now AAHRPP accredited until 2023.

Long regarded as the industry gold standard, AAHRPP accreditation offers assurances – to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public – that a human research protection program is focused first and foremost on excellence not only in protecting research participants, but also in the advancement of more efficient and effective research. More information about AAHRPP accreditation is located at

Ted Green, president and CEO of Sterling Independent Services, Inc. states, “Our collaboration with AAHRPP has helped Sterling IRB build a strong infrastructure for a high quality human research protection program. I am proud that Sterling has earned the longest reaccreditation period possible from AAHRPP. This is evidence of Sterling’s commitment to protecting research participants and providing excellent service to our clients.”

Please contact Kathye Richards, CIP, Vice President of Client Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn how Sterling can help make your next IRB experience an excellent one.

Changes to Informed Consent Form Version Format

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, Sterling IRB's informed consent form version format has changed. For new studies approved on or after March 12, 2018, Sterling IRB approved informed consent forms will no longer include IRB review/revision date information in the header. The "SPONSOR VERSION" information and the most recent "DATE APPROVED BY STERLING IRB" will be contained in the footer of the document. A history of revision dates (previously listed as "DATE REVISED") will no longer appear on the document.

For reference, Sterling has developed a downloadable example detailing this change. For more information, please contact your Account Manager or call Sterling IRB at 1-888-636-1062.

Sterling IRB 2018 Holiday Closures

Sterling IRB will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4, 2018
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22, 2018
  • Thanksgiving – Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Christmas – Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Christmas – Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • Christmas – Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • New Year’s – Monday, December 31, 2018
  • New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Sterling IRB at the Summit for Clinical Ops Executives in Orlando

Sterling will be exhibiting at the SCOPE conference at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida from February 13-14, 2018. Please stop by Booth #606 to enter to win one of four exciting tech prizes and to learn more about Sterling’s services and capabilities. If you’d like to schedule a meeting, please contact Kathye Richards, CIP at 678-501-7806 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To learn more about the SCOPE 2018 meeting, please click here.



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