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Site authorization is the written approval by a representative of the organization, business, or field site where you intend to do the research granting permission to conduct your research. Site authorization is required when doing field work at an off-campus location that requires partnership/cooperation with a specific organization.
Site Authorization Letter Example (pdf)
What if I am working with other institutions that have their own IRB boards (e.g. other Five College institutions, hospitals, host governments, etc.)?