Policy Update - Telephone Consent

Effective February 15, 2013, Sterling IRB must review and approve the use of telephone consent as part of the initial review of each investigator for a study or thereafter as a change in research activity. A question regarding the use of telephone consent has been added to the Sterling IRB Submission Application for the Investigator/Site. If the Submission Application for the Investigator/Site did not indicate that consent discussions for the study may be conducted via telephone, please submit a Modifications and Amendments Submission Form prior to conducting any consent discussions for the study via telephone so that the use of telephone consent may be reviewed and approved by Sterling IRB.

Sterling IRB Holiday Closures

Sterling IRB will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

December 24th, 2012     Christmas Eve
December 25th, 2012     Christmas Day
December 31st, 2012     New Year's Eve
January 1st, 2013          New Year's Day

Exciting Updates to SilverLink Portals

In order to improve user experience, streamline workflow, and improve accessibility to needed data, several enhancements will be available on SilverLink's external Sponsor and Investigative Site portals on 11.16.2012.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sterling to Attend the AAO 2012 Conference

Visit us at the AAO 2012 Conference in Chicago, November 10-13. If you’d like to schedule a meeting, contact Kathye Richards, Director of Client Services, at 678.501.7806 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CITI Training Now Available to Sterling IRB Researchers and their Staff

Sterling IRB is pleased to offer Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) educational resources to its researchers and research staff. The CITI program was founded in March 2000 as a collaboration between the University of Miami and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to develop a web based training program in human research subjects protections. This program is currently utilized by more than 1130 participating institutions and facilities from around the world.  Since its implementation, more than one million individuals have registered and completed a CITI course, with well over 30, 000 new users completing an offered course every month.

For additional information on this program, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We look forward to further discussing this opportunity with you.

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WHY CHOOSE STERLING?

Innovation. Passion. Commitment. We believe these are the essential components of strong teamwork.

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REVIEW BOARD

A diverse group of scientific and non-scientific members with nearly a century of collective IRB experience.

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RESEARCH IN CANADA

Sterling IRB has formed a strategic partnership with Veritas IRB.

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