IRB Reliance – General

IRB Reliance is when one IRB agrees to serve as IRB of Record for another institution. This page will provide information to assist researchers with collaborative and multi-site research issues, including helping identify the best single IRB review option for their studies and facilitating reliance agreements.

While this page is under development, we are here to help. To obtain assistance with reliance, please contact us at


For studies involving non-UConn research sites associated with their own IRB and/or personnel who are not affiliated with UConn, please submit an External Involvement/Reliance Intake Form for Non-UConn Research Sites to prior to a formal IRB submission.

Guidelines for Students Conducting Research at External Institutions: These guidelines include common scenarios for student involvement in research activities at external organizations and describe what is necessary in terms of UConn IRB involvement.