IRB Review of Grant Applications

The Revised Common Rule (45 CFR 46.103(d)) that went into effect on 01/21/19 removed the requirement for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) review of grant applications and contract proposals related to research.

On 01/11/19, NIH issued a notice regarding removal of this requirement to the effect that NIH no longer requires IRB review of the entire grant application or contract proposal effective 01/21/19.

Therefore, University of Florida no longer requires the submission of a grant with an IRB application. Please note it is a Principal Investigator’s responsibility to ensure that the IRB submission is consistent with the grant or research proposal submitted to a federal agency.