Lurie Children's Hospital IRB

Lurie Children’s Hospital and the NU IRB have a signed Authorization Agreement that allows collaboration for the review of studies impacting both Lurie Children’s Hospital and Northwestern University.  Below are the points to consider as you determine the most appropriate IRB to review your research and the information on how to submit your study to either institution.

Consideration #1:  Location

Which site(s) will be involved?

  • My study will be conducted at Northwestern University and Northwestern affiliates only.
  • My study will be conducted at Lurie Children’s Hospital only.
  • My study will be conducted at Northwestern University (including Northwestern affiliates) and Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Consideration #2:  Funding

Determine where your grants or contracts are processed. 

  • My funding is processed through the Northwestern University Office for Sponsored Research (OSR).
  • My funding is processed through the Lurie Children’s Hospital Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).

Consideration #3:  Where to Submit

  • If your research activity will involve only Lurie Children’s Hospital and the funding is processed through the Lurie Children’s Hospital OSP, contact the Lurie IRB to submit your study in Cayuse.  No submission to Northwestern is necessary. 
  • If your study will be conducted only at Northwestern University and/or Northwestern affiliates and the funding is processed through the Northwestern University Office for Sponsored Research (OSR), contact the Northwestern IRB to submit your study solely in eIRB+.
  • If your study involves research activity at both sites and/or has funding through Northwestern University but research activity at Lurie Children’s Hospital, your study may be reviewed by the Lurie Children’s Hospital IRB.  This will require an abbreviated CIRB submission in Northwestern's eIRB+ system and a full submission in Lurie Children’s Hospital Cayuse system.

Consideration #4:  How to Submit

Northwestern University Biomedical IRB Information:

Lurie Children’s Hospital IRB Information: