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Due to a measles case in the community, please call before coming to Seattle Children’s if you or your child has potential measles symptoms.


Institutional Review Board (IRB)

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 senior vice president and chief research operations officer of Seattle Children’s Research Institute. The IRB is responsible for ensuring that basic ethical principles as well as federal regulations, state laws and institutional policies governing the protection of research participants are applied to research activities.

Seattle Children’s holds a Federalwide Assurance, FWA00002443, and has two IRB registration numbers, IRB00000277 and IRB00009311. See our institutional authority page.


IRB members are appointed by the senior vice president and chief research operations officer 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 regulations.


Click IRB upgrade

The Click application encompassing Grants, Agreements, IRB, IACUC and COI modules has been successfully upgraded (available as of December 11, 2023) to increase functionality and integration and improve stability and performance.

Visit our Announcements page for more details.

Contact Us

Questions or inquiries


Phone: 206-987-7804

Mailing address

Institutional Review Board
Seattle Children’s
MS 818-RI
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145-5005