Questions and Concerns

If you are a research participant and have a complaint about your research project or have questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the IRB Office using any of the following mechanisms:

  • Contact Eileen Yates, IRB Assistant Director, at (312) 503-6011 or eyates@northwestern.edu.
  • Call the IRB Office at (312) 503-9338.  You may also find specific contact numbers on the Contact tab.
  • File an anonymous complaint of noncompliance using the EthicsPoint website. EthicsPoint is a secure service for the research and academic community that allows the reporter to remain anonymous while reporting possible noncompliance to relevant institutional officials, and receive feedback from those same officials.

If you are not a current research participant, but would like to offer suggestions about our Human Research Protection Program or would like to obtain more information, you may either contact Eileen Yates, IRB Assistant Director, at (312) 503-6011 or send your comments via e-mail to irb@northwestern.edu.