WCG IRB serves as a research partner to more than 3,100 institutions in the United States, ranging from small community hospitals and research sites to large academic medical centers and universities. With that level of experience and insight, we understand the importance of high quality, efficient review.

When you partner with WCG IRB, we’ll work diligently with your teams to understand the distinct requirements of your institution and acknowledge your local policies and concerns, including institution-specific informed consent. This personal service and attention to detail helps to empower research and advance health, while making sure scientific progress never outweighs the value of human life.

Our Services for Institutions Include:

IRB Review

WCG IRB is the leading provider of independent ethical review, with more than 200 experienced members on our AAHRPP-accredited boards, and more than 50 years of experience.

IBC Administration

WCG IRB is the premier partner for Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) services, having registered more than 800 IBCs in 14 countries with the NIH since the year 2000.

Technology Solutions

In addition to our core IRB services, WCG IRBNet and WCG IRB Connexus help your institution achieve operational efficiencies and simplify regulatory compliance.

Why Investigators Choose WCG IRB for NIH Grants

WCG is the only IRB with more than 50 years of experience supporting and streamlining investigator-initiated research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In 2013, WCG led the industry in prompting adoption of a single institutional review board (sIRB) for multi-site research review, replacing redundant ethical reviews at each site’s IRB. The NIH adopted that approach in 2018, and many leading research institutions leverage WCG as the designated sIRB for their portfolio of multi-center grant-funded NIH trials.

Partnership with WCG IRB means more than just a single institutional review board solution. In addition, WCG IRB supports our PI and institution partners across a range of support services.

Benefits to our PI/institution partners:

  • Budgets prepared at cost
  • Customized institutional workflow
  • Fast turnaround time for grant submission quotes
  • Project management support for the entire study and for research sites
  • Single IRB plan template for submissions