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Methods of Scientific Review

Various methods of Scientific Review are available for both sponsored and departmental (no external sponsor) research.  The methods of Scientific Review that are acceptable for departmental sign-off on IRB applications submitted by investigators from the Department of Pediatrics are:

Acceptable methods:

  • Certified Pediatric Division Review Committee
  • Review by an internal University group (e.g., Clinical research Center (CRC), Cancer Center (URCC/CTO), Perinatal Review Committee)
  • FDA review of Investigator-Sponsored IND or IDE application
  • External peer review by a scientific body (e.g., NIH)
  • Review by a NIH funded collaborative study group (e.g., COG, ACTG)
  • Review by PCRO Scientific Review Committee or PCRO Administrative Review
  • Thesis/dissertation Committee Review