IDPH Institutional Review Board

Protecting People Who Are Subjects in Research


The IDPH Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research studies to ensure the rights and well being of people who are subjects in research are protected. It is the IRB’s vision that investigators are provided with thorough and timely review of their research proposals, and persons participating in research are assured research is conducted in an ethical and accountable manner.

Policy on Protection of Human Research Subjects (PDF)

Procedures Manual (PDF) - updated 3/2/12

IRB Members (PDF) - updated 8/11/14

Responsible Individuals (PDF) - updated 3/13/15

Instructions for Extramural Investigators (PDF)


To submit your request save the relevant forms below to your computer. Then complete the forms on your computer and email all required documents according to the instructions (see Instructions for Extramural Investigators, B. Request Submission).

Application (.doc) updated 3/2/12

  Appendix A: Exempt Determination Request (.doc)
  Appendix B: Research Involving Human Blood, Urine or Tissue Collection for Analytical Testing and/or Storage (.doc) updated 1/10/13
  Appendix C: Consent Waivers (.doc)
  Appendix D: Request for Waiver of Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Identifiable Records or Protected Health Information (PHI) (.doc) updated 3/2/12
  Appendix E: Request for Expedited Review of Research (.doc)
  Appendix F: Study Amendment Request (.doc)
  Appendix G: Progress Report (.doc)
  Appendix H: Unanticipated Problems and/or Adverse Events (.doc)
  Appendix I: Final Study Report/Study Closure (.doc)

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