Mandatory Use of Click IRB Begins on March 1

The IRB and Click Development Team are pleased to announce that all barriers to the universal use of the Click IRB system have been removed or mitigated. Accordingly, the delayed move to mandatory use of Click IRB has been rescheduled for March 1. Read more.

Click IRB Is Here – Are you ready to use it?

Click IRB logoClick IRB is here – are you ready to use it? If you need to submit a new study or manage an existing study, regardless of whether that needs to happen today or several months in the future, now is the time to get acquainted with the new IRB submission system. The sooner you are prepared to manage your studies, the better set you will be for success!

Training consists of a series of instructor-led classes involving hands-on interaction with the system, beginning with Click IRB Essentials for Investigators and Study Teams. The Essentials workshop will provide a broad overview of the Click IRB module that will prepare you to fulfill the PI role of making submissions in the Click IRB system, including understanding key changes in roles and business processes with Click IRB. It is a prerequisite to the Click IRB Deep Dive course.

Depending on your role in a study, you may also want to attend the Click IRB Deep Dive classes for a more comprehensive training experience. The two-part Deep Dive course (Deep Dive 1: Submission and Review; Deep Dive 2: Follow On Submissions) will help you move through basic viewing to initiating activities in the system that cue team members and the IRB to engage with the study. You can register for the Deep Dive courses before you complete the Essentials training.

Visit the Click IRB Resources page for the latest information about training, instructions on how to access Click IRB and resources – which we are regularly adding. If you have questions or concerns, please email the IRB.

What is the Institutional Review Board?

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee established to protect the rights and welfare of the children and families who participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of Seattle Children's and affiliated research organizations. The IRB reports to the president of Seattle Children's Research Institute. The IRB is responsible for ensuring that basic ethical principles as well as federal regulations, state law and institutional policy governing the protection of research participants are applied to research activities.


IRB members are appointed by the president of the research institute. A broad representation of pediatric specialties is found among the scientific members. In addition to the scientific members, the IRB includes non-scientists and unaffiliated members as required by federal regulation.

Additional Information

  • Seattle Children's holds a Federalwide Assurance: FWA# 00002443.
  • Seattle Children's has two IRB registration numbers: IRB00000277 and IRB00009311.
  • View our institutional authority page (PDF).


Submit all IRB materials and requests by email.

Questions? Call 206-987-7804.