SilverLink - Weekly Training Available

Effective May 5, 2011, Sterling IRB will be offering weekly training sessions for all SilverLink users. For additional information, please refer to the Training Schedule page.

Process Change - Receipt of Acknowledgments Effective

Effective August 1, 2010 Sterling IRB will no longer mail hard copies of Acknowledgments of items such as IND Safety Reports, Form FDA 1572s, CVs, Licenses, Investigator's Brochures, Financial Disclosures, and Notes to File that are not sent to the full Board for review. Acknowledgments of these items will be provided on SilverLink or by email. Please note Acknowledgments of items such as Protocol Deviations, Serious Adverse Events, and Unanticipated Problems that are not sent for full Board review are currently only provided on


SilverLink - 21 CFR 11 Compliant

We are pleased to announce that Sterling IRB's web portal, SilverLink, is in compliance with Title 21 Part 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations. SilverLink allows sponsors and investigators to easily submit and access important research documents electronically, streamlining the research process even further.

Sterling IRB Receives Full AAHRPP Accreditation

Sterling Institutional Review Board is pleased to announce that it has received full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Accreditation signals to sponsors and investigators that Sterling IRB provides comprehensive protections for research participants. Sponsors and investigators now have an industry-recognized assurance of Sterling’s commitment to exceed federal regulatory requirements and to continually improve quality and efficiency.


Reportable Events

Sterling IRB requires Principal Investigators (PI) to promptly report all events that may constitute unanticipated problems involving risk to subjects or others and new or updated safety information relating to the study or study product.

Unanticipated Problems Involving Risk to Subjects or Others are considered, in general, to include any incident, experience, or outcome that meets the following criteria:




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