Reliance Agreements

The Yale University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) maintains multiple reliance agreements (IRB Authorization Agreements or IAAs) for sharing IRB review between collaborating institutions and independent/external IRBs. The agreements describe each organization’s responsibilities regarding IRB review, reporting, and research oversight.

In addition, study-specific agreements with external organizations can be developed allowing Yale to serve as the reviewing IRB for another institution or to cede review to another institution.