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The Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) administration provides office support for the five institutional review board (IRB) panels and processes protocols submitted for review by investigators at the University of Colorado Denver and its affiliates: Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, University of Colorado Hospital, and the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System.

COMIRB has five IRBs (panels) that each meet to review research proposals involving different types of research:

  • Panel A - Adult Biomedical Study Full Board
  • Panel B - Adult Biomedical Study Full Board (with specific specialties)
  • Panel C - Pediatric Biomedical Study Full Board
  • Panel D - Adult Oncology and High Risk Biomedical Full Board
  • Panel S - Social and Behavioral Study Full Board (of a non-biomedical nature)

Institutional Contacts

Institutional Official: Dr. Alison Lakin

COMIRB Director: John Heldens

IRB Registration and Federal-Wide Assurance

IRB Registration #: IORG0000433

CU Denver Federal-Wide Assurance#: FWA00005070: FWA Expiration Date​: June 1, 2021

Statement of Compliance for Sponsors​​​