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 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.
• Cardiology
• Community Representative
 

• Dentistry

• Economically Disadvantaged
 
• Educationally Disadvantaged
• Genetics

 

• Neurology
• Nursing
• Organ Transplant
• Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
• Pediatrics
• Pharmacy Practice
• Pharmacy/Oncology
• Pregnant Women & Fetuses
• Prisoners
• Psychiatry
• Public Health
 
• Regulatory Issues
• Surgery
 
• UIC students and Employees
• Children
• Clinical Psychology
• Community Representative
• Criminal Justice
 
• Decisionally Impaired
• Dentistry
• Economically Disadvantaged
• Education
• Educationally Disadvantaged
 
• Nursing
• Pediatric Psychology
• Pregnant Women & Fetuses
• Prisoners
 
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Regulatory Issues
 
• Sociology
 
• UIC Psychology Subject Pool
 
• UIC Students and Employees
• Community Representative
• Dentistry
• Economically Disadvantaged
• Educationally Disadvantaged
• Hematology/Oncology
 
• Infectious Diseases
• Internal Medicine
• Kinesiology and Nutrition
• Obstetrics/Gynecology
• Pediatrics
 
• Pharmacy Practice
• Pharmacy/Oncology
• Pregnant Women & Fetuses
• Psychiatry
• Psychology
 
• Regulatory Issues
 
• 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