Department of Pediatrics - Pediatric Cllinical Research Office

Evidence of Scientific Review

Evidence of Scientific Review is required before departmental approval and signature by the Office of the Chair of Pediatrics on IRB applications. The list below provides a summary of the documentation acceptable as evidence of Scientific Review:

Acceptable evidence:

  • Letter of approval from an internal University Review Group (e.g., CRC, URCC/CTO, Perinatal Committee)
  • Letter of approval from a Divisional Review Group
  • Letter of approval by PCRO Scientific Review/Administrative Review
  • Notification of funding by intramural grant program
  • Letter of approval from Thesis/Dissertation Committee
  • Notification of approval for funding by a federal sponsor (e.g, NIH Just-In-time notification)
  • Notification of study approval by NIH-funded collaborative study group (e.g., COG, ACTG)






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