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The Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Institutional Review Board (IRB) monitors research involving CDPH patients/clients and staff. Special attention is given to the protection of patients’/clients’ rights, safety, and privacy.
The CDPH IRB, appointed by the Commissioner, assures compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations for the Protection of Human subjects (45 CFR 46)
Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/.
Overview of Responsibility and Activities
The CDPH IRB is responsible for assuring that all research projects conducted at CDPH sites and/or under CDPH auspices (i.e., funded through CDPH, conducted by CDPH staff, or using CDPH staff or patients/clients as subjects) protect the rights, welfare, and privacy of all participants.
Further, the CDPH IRB assures that all CDPH-related research aims to benefit, directly or indirectly, the participants and the people of Chicago. This includes verifying that the merits and costs of the research are in the best interests of the people of Chicago. IRBs are required for all projects funded by the federal government and all human research at many other institutions, including CDPH.
The CDPH IRB meets quarterly and as-needed to review proposals for new research projects and to oversee ongoing studies. As a central part of this process, the CDPH IRB ensures that researchers obtain valid informed consent of participants before their participation and that all participant information follows federal privacy and protection guidelines.
CDPG IRB Forms for submission & General IRB Information
*NOTICE: Due to new Common Rule, CDPH IRB forms and procedures are in development. Apologies for the inconvenience. Please contact IRB Staff Assistant.
IRB Procedures (pdf) / word document (IN DEVELOPMENT)
Informed Consent Form (pdf) / word document (IN DEVELOPMENT)
Trainings - Research Ethics Training - Instructional Sheet
IRB Meeting Location - Chicago Department of Public Health Depaul Center 333 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60604 Suite 200 Boardroom
Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) – Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Compliance with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)