From: Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

The National Institutes of Health has announced that new and renewed multi-site research grants will require a single IRB review.  Effective January 25, 2018, grant proposals will need a written plan justifying the IRB-of-record and defining related procedures, which must be coordinated with the Virginia Tech IRB and external sites.  Investigators planning to submit NIH-funded multi-site research proposals will need to plan appropriately and allow sufficient time to address these new requirements.  Contact the Virginia Tech IRB to coordinate the details.  Further information is available on the IRB website.