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.

Membership

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).

 

Contact

Submit all IRB materials and requests by email .

Questions? Call 206-987-7804.