Ethical & Independent Review Services (E&I)

is an AAHRPP accredited, service-oriented company that provides IRB review of human subjects research.

E&I is privately owned and operated, without any involvement of venture capital or private equity firms. We take pride in our modest size and our independent ownership, which maintains a clear, specific and primary objective to protect human subjects, above all else (including profit.)

It has been our experience, that participant protection begins with an open, responsive, and guidance-driven relationship between the IRB and the investigators, research teams and sponsors who lead the studies we review. We make this a priority.

When you work with E&I, you can trust us to be a partner in your program to protect research participants.


Effective January 25, 2018, the NIH mandated that all domestic sites participating in a non-exempt, multi-site research study (where study activities outlined in a single protocol are carried out at multiple institutions) use a single IRB (sIRB).

Effective January 20, 2020, OHRP will require a sIRB for all domestic sites participating in a non-exempt, cooperative research study (two or more institutions coordinate to complete a portion of the research outlined in a specific protocol).

If you need assistance meeting this obligation, let us know. We can help.



Is your NIH funded study a 'clinical trial' that needs to be reported on ClinicalTrials.gov?

Make sure you are using the right definition. 

This is not a new policy, but if not correctly understood, may create current problems for your research.



Final Rule Information

NIH Policy on Dissemination of NIH Funded Clinical Trial Info

Comparison of NIH to HHS

Notice of Revised Rule

Or contact the E&I Administration