Process Change - Electronic Only Documents

Effective July 20, 2012, Sterling IRB will no longer mail hard copies of Study/Site Closure Approval Documents. These documents will only be provided on SilverLink or by email.

Sterling IRB and Veritas IRB Partnership

Sterling IRB of Atlanta, GA is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Veritas IRB of Montreal, Quebec.  This collaboration provides sponsors and CROs with one-stop service for multi-center clinical trials with research sites in the United States and Canada.  Clients will now have the convenience of one protocol review for all studies conducted from either side of the 38th parallel.


Sterling to Attend DIA 2012 Annual Meeting

Visit us at the DIA 2012 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia - Booth 2414. 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.

Process Change Site Information Updates

Effective April 7, 2012, Sterling IRB will require the submission of the Change in Site Information Form for any change in sub-investigator(s) for a previously approved Investigator/Site. In addition, the Change in Site Information Form will replace the Add or Change Site Submission Application.

All requests for IRB review of changes in site information (i.e. change in site name, phone number, site contact


New SAE Reporting Policy

Consistent with FDA and OHRP guidance on Adverse Event reporting to IRBs, Sterling IRB no longer requires the submission of Adverse Events unless the event is serious, unexpected, and related or possibly related to participation in the research. This change in policy was effective April 13, 2012. The revised Serious Adverse Event Report form is available in the Investigator Forms section of the Sterling IRB website and may be accessed here.



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