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CHAIRb

CHAIRb Simplifies the Approval Process

The Chicago Area Institutional Review Board (CHAIRb) serves as the central IRB for CAPriCORN-supported research. When you work with CHAIRb, you’ll receive support from the CAPRiCORN “Front Door” team to launch a coordinated approach that spans institutions. CHAIRb uses the SMART IRB platform to streamline the initiation of multisite studies.

As with other IRBs, CHAIRb helps facilitate the research process by:

CHAIRb board members have broad knowledge of federal regulations, and community members actively participate to ensure patient perspectives are represented. Board diversity, in-person meetings, and the desire to assist new researchers all contribute to benefits of working with CHAIRb.

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To initiate a review with CHAIRb, investigators must first complete the “Front Door” form for a project and gain Steering Committee approval.

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The Homelessness Project at the scale realized would not have been possible without the CAPriCORN infrastructure. The infrastructure provided working relationships between major healthcare institutions in the city of Chicago, a standardized data model for efficient extraction and linkage, a process for performing de-identified data linkage, and an honest broker to link data without the possibility of re-identification.

‐ William Trick, MD, Cook County Health (CCH)

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