Master reliance agreements can be applied to a single protocol or to a number of protocols negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The NU IRB currently has framework contracts with the following external IRBs: (___) This agreement applies to all research on persons covered by the FWA of Institution B. An authorization agreement refers to the formal written agreement that documents the authorities, roles, responsibilities and communication between an institution/organization that serves as an IRB of Record (IRB) and the institution that relies on that IRB. . . .