IRB Resources

All research studies at Lurie Children’s involving human participants require prior approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Lurie Children’s two IRBs, Panel #1 and Panel #2, are composed of a diverse selection of experts in the field of pediatric research. 

Both IRBs are organized and operate in compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regulations, as described in 45 CFR 46, for federally funded research and FDA regulations, as described in 21 CFR Parts 50 and 56, for FDA regulated research. In addition, the IRBs operate in compliance with portions of the HIPAA Privacy Rule that apply to research, as described in 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164. 

FWA/IORG/I​RB R​oster

For a copy of the Federalwide Assurance (FWA)/IRB Registration (IORG)/IRB Roster, please click here

IRB Meeting Dates and Submission
Dea​dlines

IRB Panel #1 and Panel #2 Dead​lines & Meeting Dates​​​​​ for 201​​​8.​

Policies & Guidelines​

Please navigate to the following pages for all policies, procedures, and guidance for conducting research with human participants and obtaining and maintaining IRB approval at Lurie Children’s.​

Forms & Templates​

Single IRBs and IRB Authorization Agreements

For information, or questions, about IRB Authorization Agreements (IAA) or reliance agreements, allowing the IRB of one institution to rely on the IRB of another institution contact Tricia Eifler. Ph: 773.755.7482

IRB Support Staff Contact Information

General IRB inquires: irb@luriechildrens.org​

IRB Remote-Office Hours and Schedule at Lurie Children’s

Room #19-376, Ph: x71585
Tuesdays – Kim Rowan or Eriika Etshokin; Thursdays – Jackie Hoyt or Kyle Potter​

Catherine Powers, Director, ORIC; Ph: 773-755-7489​

Tricia Eifler, Associate Director, Ph: 773.755.7482

Jessica Macha​, Assistant Director, Ph: 773.755.6592

Olga Jonas, Clinical Research Quality Assurance and Improvement Specialist, Ph: 773.755.6577

Research Compliance Coordinators:

Kyle Potter, Research Compliance Coordinator, Ph: 773.755.6588 (submissions from PIs last name G-K)

Kimberly Rowan, Research Compliance Coordinator, Ph: 773.755.7425 (submissions from PIs last name L-O)

Erin Lynch​, Senior Research Compliance Coordinator, Ph: 773.755.6306 ​(submissions from PIs last name P-R)​

Eriika Etshokin, Senior Research Compliance Coordinator, Ph: 773.755.7424 (submissions from PIs last name S-Z)

Jess Ryan​, Senior Administrative Assistant, Ph: 773.755.6324​

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) oversees the Lurie Children’s IRBs and provides support and education for scientific research. For more information, please visit the ORIC homepage.