COVID19 & Research Activities

OVCR Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID19 Emergency and Research Activities

Western IRB (WIRB)

The UIC has entered into an agreement with the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) to become the IRB of record for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials.  The WIRB 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 memorandum of understanding between UIC and WIRB. Western IRB will also serve as the Privacy Board for research protocols sent for their review and approval.