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Information for Research Participants

Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board


This page has information and additional resources to help you make the right decision when preparing to participate in a research study.

The Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of:

  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority
  • Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center​
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Question, Concerns, or feedback about human research at the University of Colorado Denver, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Children's Hospital Colorado, or Denver Health and Hospital Authority can be directed to the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) Help Desk by phone at 303-724-1055 or email at

Before you decide to participate in a research study or a clinical trial, you should make sure that you have all the information to make an informed decision. The links below and the links located in the dark grey column on the left of the screen will help you make an informed decision.

IRB History 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) History

IRBs began in 1974 when the National Research Act was signed into law, the Act created the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.



The Belmont Report was drafted in response to numerous clinical trial violations. The three basic ethical principles identified in the Belmont Report are used to review proposed research involving human subjects.


Clinical Trial FAQs

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trials there are a number of points to consider



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