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WIRB Copernicus Group (WCG)

The UIC has a reliance agreement with WCG that allows WCG to serve as the IRB of record for certain eligible Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials.  The WCG is AAHRPP accredited, conducts rigorous reviews of the materials provided to them, and ensures that the informed consent and HIPAA Authorization documents meet the institutional requirements set forth in the agreement between UIC and WCG. WCG will also serve as the Privacy Board for research protocols sent for their review and approval.