Human Subjects Protection Training

Howard Brown is committed to the protection of the rights of all research participants. Upon hire, all individuals involved in research at Howard Brown must take the Collaborative Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training Initiative (CITI) Course in The Protection of Human Research Subjects. The CITI course is a comprehensive Web-based education program used by reputable universities and medical centers across the country.

All studies conducted at Howard Brown are Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved. Behavioral studies are reviewed by the Howard Brown Health Center IRB; some clinical research studies, such as drug trials, are reviewed by central IRBs. Training requirements are extended to IRB members to make certain our board is current in matters concerning the protection of our human subjects. The Howard Brown Institutional Review Board meets the second fourth Wednesday of the month to review research submissions. The deadline for submissions is the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

If you have any questions about our human subjects protection program, please contact IRB Administrator, Department of Research at or 773-388-9875. Please note that all projects must first be reviewed by Howard Brown’s Research Committee before undergoing IRB review.