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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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Initiate a Review

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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‘Elevating the Patient Voice in Research’ provides us the opportunity to continue promoting health equity by working with patients to identify research priorities that may influence the future of health care and health outcomes.

‐ Margie Schaps, MPH, Executive Director, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

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