To further streamline the work of the sIRB in IREx and avoid delays in posting approvals, the Study Manager can now post the overall/lead site approval for continuing reviews and amendments. In the past, the sIRB had to upload this before the Study Manager could upload approvals for Relying Sites. Now, this is a single process that can be completed by the Study Manager.
The sIRB is now only required to create the study and post the overall study or lead site approval initial approval. Thereafter, all approval documents are managed by the Study Manager.