Solutions IRB is a private Institutional Review Board (IRB). Our mission is to support researchers who need or wish to obtain IRB approval. We have a team of experienced reviewers ready to support researchers with IRB services including the submission of the IRB application, protecting all research participants (including vulnerable populations), and monitoring approved protocols. Our team provides quality and timely IRB review for quantitative, qualitative, action research and participatory action research studies. Solutions IRB branches are located in Arkansas, Arizona, and Minnesota.

Solutions IRB Services Include:
  • Free no obligation IRB pre-review process to streamline the official review and identify the level of review required (non-human subjects, exempt, expedited or full)
  • 24 hour turnaround on complete submissions of exempt and expedited reviews
  • 48-72 hour turnaround on complete submissions of more than minimal risk studies
  • Multiple IRB Board meetings each week
  • Multi-center or single site reviews
  • Online submission
  • Continuing Review reminders
  • Education and training services

Types of Reviews:

  • FDA Regulated Studies
  • OHRP Regulated Studies
  • Device Studies
  • Biologic Studies
  • Observational/Registry Studies
  • Social-Behavioral Studies
  • Educational Studies
frrree2 Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), including our private independent institutional review board, exist to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects. Researchers must respect and protect the rights and welfare of individuals recruited for, or participating in research. Solutions IRB provides support to novice and experienced researchers during the submission and review process; our quick response time saves you time and money. We do this while also ensuring a quality review in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations. The HHS regulations 45 CFR part 46, subpart E, require all IRBs, including commercial IRBs to register with HHS if they review human subjects research conducted or supported by HHS and are to be designated under an assurance of compliance approved for federalwide use (i.e, an FWA) by OHRP. Our registration can be accessed at: ( In addition to reviewing your study for the ethical issues associated with the study, our team can also provide additional consultation services. These IRB services include a complementary 15 minute IRB consultation (additional time available for a fee), scientific merit review, translation services, informed consent preparation or full protocol evaluation. Are you a novice independent researcher? Our complementary consultation identifies areas for improvement and potential solutions.

We offer competitive rates and timely reviews of all studies. Exempt and expedited submissions are reviewed within 24 hours. Studies requiring review by the full committee will be reviewed within 48-72 hours.