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CHOC Research Institute’s Institutional Review Boards

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities. Here you will find all the information about CHOC Research Institute’s IRBs.

CHOC currently has two Institutional Review Boards (IRBs):

The Industry-Track Institutional Review Board

The Industry-Track and the In-House IRBs are bound by the same federal and institutional regulatory guidelines, but each carries the responsibility for the review of a different type of study.

The Industry-Track IRB meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and reviews human subject research that is sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations or other for-profit organizations. IRB fees are charged for review by this committee.

In-House Institutional Review Board

The In-house IRB meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. This IRB is responsible for reviewing studies that involve human subjects and that are investigator-initiated* and funded by CHOC and/or other organizations, as well as human subjects research that is funded by government or non-profit organizations.

*Investigator-initiated studies that are being funded by an industry sponsor and have received prior scientific review will be considered on a case by case basis to determine if they require review by the In-house or Industry Track committee.

If you need assistance determining which committee should review your study please contact the IRB Office.

General IRB Information

FWA and IRB Numbers

Organization: IORG0000808
In-house IRB: IRB00001166
Industry Track IRB: IRB00001182
Federalwide Assurance: FWA00000255

This information is also listed on the OHRP web page at

Contact Information

CHOC Institutional Review Board – Research Institute
1201 West La Veta, Research Building, 4th Floor, Room 410
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 509-8869
Fax: (714) 509-3909

Related Links

CITI Human Subjects Training

Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)

Food and Drug Administration

45 CFR 46

21 CFR 50

21 CFR 56

Children in Research Link