Institutional Review Board

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is transitioning IRB oversight to the UC San Diego Pediatric IRB. All research studies NEW and CONTINUING must be submitted to the UC San Diego IRB for review and approval. Continuing studies must be reviewed and approved by the UCSD IRB prior to the RCHSD IRB expiration date. Instructions for submitting Rady Children’s-Only studies to the UC San Diego IRB can be found at http://irb.ucsd.edu/RCHSD_only_new_project_instructions.shtml.

The UC San Diego IRB uses an electronic submission system, so you must register for an account, if you don’t already have one, and can upload your documents directly. Instructions for registration can be found at http://irb.ucsd.edu/register.shtml

If your study is complete, please submit the final review form to the Rady Children’s IRB, which can be downloaded at http://www.rchsd.org/medical-professionals/office-of-human-subjects-protection/applications-and-forms.

If you have questions for the UC San Diego IRB, please contact them either at hrpp@ucsd.edu or 858-657-5100.

  • All research involving human subjects or their personal information is reviewed by the IRB.
  • The IRB is a committee of people committed to the protection of human subjects.
  • Each committee is made up of men and women of varying backgrounds, experience and expertise.