Cook County Health & Hospitals System Institutional Review Board Office of Research & Regulatory Affairs

The mission of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System Institutional Review Board is to protect human participants involved in research conducted by or through the Cook County Health & Hospitals System and to ensure all research is conducted in accordance with ethical principles and all applicable regulations.

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Institutional Review Board (CCHHS) serves as the Board of record for all System affiliates including, including John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the Ruth M Rothstein CORE Center, Provident Hospital, Oak Forest Health Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, the Ambulatory and Community Health Network, Cermak Health Services at Cook County Jail, and the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

The Office of Research & Regulatory Affairs provides administrative support to the CCHHS IRB. The Office of Research & Regulatory Affairs coordinates the review process for all protocol applications and provides feedback to investigators. In addition, the Office of Research & Regulatory Affairs provides support and documentation for CCHHS IRB meetings, correspondence with investigators, and maintains current files of such. IRB educational programs and audits are also carried out the by the Office of Research & Regulatory Affairs.

Federalwide Assurance (FWA)

CCHHS IRB has filed a Federalwide Assurance (FWA) with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in which we promise to uphold federal regulations and ethical principles for human participants in research conducted by employees, agents, and affiliates of CCHHS.

FWA number: FWA00001802

IRB Registration Information Letter (IORG)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) require IRBs to register through a system maintained by DHHS.

IRB Organization (IORG) number: IORG0000119