ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Arizona Translational Resource Network (AZTransNet)

Advancing Collaborative Institutional Review Board Approaches

AzTransNet realizes that a key to increasing the level of research in Arizona is improving the research infrastructure and capacity of its universities, non-profit biomedical research institutions, and hospitals. One essential aspect of research infrastructure is adequate IRB resources-both for institutions conducting research that do not house their own IRBs and for institutions engaged in collaborative or multi-site studies.

Activities to Date

  • AzTransNet conducted a feasibility evaluation for the creation of a community, non-profit IRB. Key finding: Leveraging existing IRBs- whether an institutional IRB found in the state or a commercial IRB serving institutions in the state - is a more feasible near term approach than establishing a free-standing community IRB. Case AnalysisPDF
  • AzTransNet prepared options for collaborative IRB models considered by the Alzheimer's Consortium in furthering the development of their Therapeutics Core.
  • On June 4, 2007, members of the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium, including the University of Arizona, TGen, Banner Health Research Institute/Banner Alzheimer's Institute, The Mayo Clinic, Sun Health Research Institute, and Barrow Neurological Institute, gathered to explore collaborative IRB models as a way to expediting Alzheimer's and other clinical trials in a high quality environment. AzTransNet facilitated and participated in this meeting. Meeting PresentationPDF

Ongoing Activities

  • AzTransNet is continuing to support the efforts of the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium to develop collaborative IRB resources.