How does pre-review work?
The UAMS Institutional Review Board office now reviews submissions to ensure that they are complete and accurate prior to placing them on a full board agenda or sending them to an expedited reviewer for review.
The Institutional Review Board pre-reviewer may send you a contingency letter asking you to address certain items in your submission. These items need to be resolved before the pre-reviewer can move the submission forward to be reviewed.
Why am I being charged an Institutional Review Board Review Fee?
The Institutional Review Board has been charging Institutional Review Board review fees for over 12 years, though system issues have made collection problematic.
Clinical Research Administration (CLARA) resolves many of these issues, however, so you will now need to enter a departmental account number in CLARA in order to complete a new submission. Your department’s administrator or business manager should be able to supply you with the necessary information.
Institutional Review Board review fees generally apply, even if your study does not have outside funding.