Institutional Review Board

IRB All Access Huddle

New! Want to learn more about current IRB work-in-progress (WIP) metrics, hear live presentation and discussion of the weekly iKnow announcements, and have an opportunity to learn about important IRB topics and announcements?  The IRB invites you to join the IRB’s All Access Huddle every Tuesday at 1 pm via WebEx. Learn more.

Click IRB Library Recent Updates – September 2019

Many documents in the Click IRB library, including the protocol templates, have been revised to reflect regulatory and policy changes. See more information about the updates.

What is the Institutional Review Board?

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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.

Mandatory Use of Click IRB

Most study materials must be submitted to the IRB via Click IRB. Visit the Click IRB Resources page for training Information, Quick Guides, and other resources. If you have questions, please email the IRB.


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).


Questions? Email the IRB staff or call 206-987-7804.