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Applying to the IRB

Determine which type of IRB review applies to your research

Different levels and types of risk and/or different subject pools require different levels of review. Please see below for guidance on which type of review your project will require.

Exempt Research

Expedited Research

Research that requires Full Review


Appendices are required to be submitted with your application for research with certain subject pools: 



Human Subjects Research at the Chicago Public Schools

If you are interested in conducting research in the Chicago Public Schools, a separate proposal must be submitted to the Chicago Public Schools Research Review Board (RRB) for review. Information about the CPS Research Review Board and its policies and procedures:

Questions about the application process? Contact the IRB Office at or (773) 442-4675.

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