CHOC currently has three Institutional Review Boards (IRBs):
- The Industry-Track IRB
- The In-house IRB
- COG (Children’s Oncology Group) Subcommittee
The Industry-Track and the In-House IRBs are bound by the same federal and institutional regulatory guidelines, but each carries the responsibility for the review of a different type of study.
The Industry-Track IRB meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and reviews human subject research that is sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations or other for-profit organizations. IRB fees are charged for review by this committee.
The In-house IRB meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. This IRB is responsible for reviewing studies that involve human subjects and that are investigator-initiated* and funded by CHOC and/or other organizations, as well as human subjects research that is funded by government or non-profit organizations.
The COG Subcommittee is a group that meets once a month to review research that has been reviewed and approved through the COG Pediatric Central IRB. The Central IRB covers all the federal regulations for IRB review while the subcommittee reviews the research in a local context to determine if the study should be conducted at CHOC. If the committee is comfortable with the Central IRB review, they accept the Central IRB’s review and the Central IRB becomes the IRB of record for that study. If the subcommittee does not accept the Central IRB’s review, the study is presented to the In-House IRB. COG is the only group who can submit studies to this committee for review.
*Investigator-initiated studies that are being funded by an industry sponsor and have received prior scientific review will be considered on a case by case basis to determine if they require review by the In-house or Industry Track committee.
If you need assistance determining which committee should review your study please contact the IRB Office.
General IRB Information:
FWA and IRB Numbers:
In-house IRB: IRB00001166
Industry Track IRB: IRB00001182
Federalwide Assurance: FWA00000255
This information is also listed on the OHRP web page at http://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/asearch.asp#ASUR
CHOC Institutional Review Board – Research Institute
1201 West La Veta, Research Building, 4th Floor, Room 430
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 509-8869
Fax: (714) 509-4318
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