UIC holds a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) #00000083 from the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This FWA is an agreement between DHHS and UIC to review and approve research involving human subjects in accordance with the ethical principles outlined in the Belmont Report and the DHHS regulations 45 CFR Part 46. UIC IRBs also meet the membership requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, 21 CFR Parts 50 and 56 and the U.S. Department of Education (ED), 34 CFR Parts 350 and 356. UIC's Assurance is in effect through March 6, 2022.

UIC's IRB membership includes members whose primary concerns are scientific, members whose primary concerns are non-scientific, and members who are not affiliated with UIC. IRB members do not participate in the discussion or vote on research protocols in which they may have conflicting interests.

The four UIC IRBs are composed of individuals, both female and male, reflecting the community's racial and ethnic diversity, with the following expertise and perspectives:

IRB 1 - Biomedical & Biological Science
IRB Registration
#00000115

IRB 2 - Behavioral & Social Science
IRB Registration
#00000116

IRB 3 - Biomedical & Behavioral Science
IRB Registration
#00000117

 

Chair:
Patricia West-Thielke, Pharm.D.
Chair:
Susan Labott,
Ph.D.
Chair:
Paul Heckerling,
M.D.
 
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•Digestive and Liver
Diseases
•Epidemiology
•Economically
Disadvantaged

•Educationally Disadvantaged

•Internal Medicine
•Nephrology
•Neurology
•Nursing
•Organ Transplant
•Pediatrics
•Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
•Pharmacy Practice
•Pharmacy Practice/Oncology
•Pharmacy Practice Dietary Supplements
•Pharmacology/Toxicology
•Psychiatry
•Public Health
•Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
•Regulatory Issues
•Surgery
•Community
Representative
•UIC students and Employees
•Children
•Child Welfare
•Clinical Psychology
•Criminal Justice
•Disabilities and Human Development
•Decisionally Impaired
•Dietetics
•Early Childhood Education
•Education
•Epidemiology
•Health Research Policy
•HIV
•K-12 in a Classroom Setting
•Mentally Disabled/Mentally Ill
•Neurology
•Nursing
•Pharmacy Practice
•Prisoners
•Psychiatry
•Psychiatric Nursing
•Psychology
•Pediatric Dentistry
•Psychology - Children
•Regulatory issues
•Social Work
•Sociology Survey Research
•Statistics
•UIC Psychology Subject Pool
•Community Representative
•UIC Students and Employees
•Dentistry
•Digestive and Liver Diseases
•Economically Disadvantaged
•Educationally Disadvantaged
•Education
•HIV
•Infectious Diseases
•Internal Medicine
•K-12 in a Classroom Setting
•Minors
•Pharmacy Practice
•Pharmacology/
Toxicology
•Neurology
•Oncology Nursing
•Obstetrics/
Gynecology
•Psychology
•Psychiatry
•Regulatory Issues
•Surgery
•Community Representative
•UIC Students and Employees
 
 

UIC IRBs consider the review of other committees and involve ad hoc consultants as needed. The IRBs at UIC are in compliance with the guidelines promulgated by the International Conference on Harmonization to the degree they match the FDA regulations. 

It is UIC's policy to not routinely disclose the names of individual members serving on the IRBs. Rather this document is provided to investigators and sponsors as written assurance that the university is in compliance with the federal regulations governing the conduct of research involving human subjects.

Mitra Dutta, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research