BSD/UCMC Institutional Review Boards
Welcome to the website of the BSD/UCMC Institutional Review Boards at the University of Chicago. The BSD/UCMC IRBs are charged with the responsibility for review, approval and surveillance of research involving human subjects carried out in the BSD and the University of Chicago Medical Center. This review and surveillance is conducted to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of all research subjects, including volunteers and patients, as well as ensure compliance with regulations. We encourage you to contact us with any questions.
COVID-19 OCR News and Guidance:
- IRB FAQs related to COVID-19 updated 4/1/20
Questions? Please send an email to COVID19-IRB@bsd.uchicago.edu
Federalwide Assurance (FWA)
Federal regulations require an IRB to review research on human subjects if the research involves federal funding. In addition, the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago has determined that all research undertaken at this institution or by those persons affiliated with this institution under its jurisdiction will undergo review.
The University has obtained a Federalwide Assurance (FWA), which signifies that the University and the University of Chicago Medical Center are in compliance with the federal requirements for the protection of human subjects for federally-funded research. For details on the University's FWA and other institutional information, please visit the University Research Administration's website.
The University FWA number is FWA00005565. Current expiration date of the FWA is 7/6/2027.
The University of Chicago IORG number is IORG0000201.
IRB Registration and Rosters
|Internal Name||Federal Identification Number and Name|
|IRB Committee A||IRB00000331 U of Chicago IRB #1A BSD/UCMC IRB|
|IRB Committee B||IRB00000735 U of Chicago IRB #1B BSD/UCMC IRB|
|IRB Committee C||IRB00002169 U of Chicago IRB #1C BSD/UCMC IRB|
Please access IRB rosters on the Office of Clinical Research website:
Internal BSD/UCMC Resources
- Office of Clinical Research (OCR)
- University Research Administration
- Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
- Clinical Research Center (CRC)
- Human Tissue Resource Center (HTRC)
- Center for Research Informatics (CRI)
- Pilots, Research and Innovation Operational Review (PRIOR)
- UCMC Privacy Program (HIPAA) (link available only on UCMC Intranet)