Multi-site Study Support

CTSI offers multiple resources to assist University of Minnesota investigators and study teams conduct multi-site clinical trials.

Smart IRB

The University of Minnesota, along with the other Clinical and Translational Science Award Program Hub sites, signed the Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials (SMART) IRB agreement in 2017 to facilitate rapid IRB approval times for multi-site trials.

As part of SMART IRB, institutions may choose to rely on another IRB to review, approve, and oversee a research study. The Reviewing IRB takes on IRB oversight responsibilities associated with that study throughout its duration. Because of our participation in SMART IRB, University of Minnesota investigators will see a reduction in multisite collaboration hurdles, support for studies regardless of funding source or size of study, and faster obtainment of trial results.


CTSI's Research Navigator is your first point of contact with questions:

Melissa Hansen
[email protected]
612-625-CTSI (2874)