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Institutional Review Board

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is a learning-centered institution focused on undergraduate and workforce development programs as well as adult basic education. To ensure that the personal safety and integrity of the CCC students, faculty and staff is protected when they participate as research subjects, the City Colleges of Chicago Institutional Review Board (CCC IRB) is required by federal law to review all proposals for research done by CCC faculty and students that involve human participants.          

CCC is interested in promoting and supporting research activities among CCC faculty and staff which support the attainment of doctoral degrees, grants, and the development of specialized knowledge which, in the long term, will benefit the institution and CCC students.     

City Colleges of Chicago students seeking to conduct research must identify a CCC faculty member who is willing to serve as the principal investigator that has expertise in the specified area of research.         

Research proposals are subject to review and approval by the Provost, Deputy Provost, and the CCC IRB according to CCC policies.    

IRB Submission Deadlines​​ 

  • IRB holds monthly meetings August – November, and January - April annually.  The committee is in recess during December, and from May – July.
  • Meetings occur in the last week of the month, according to the schedule of the committee’s membership.
  • To qualify for review at the meeting, all required materials must be received by the first Monday of the meeting month.
  • Regardless of the type of reviews appropriate to each project, each project will be reviewed on the first-come-first-served basis. Applicants will be notified of the final results, i.e. approval/rejection/revision, after the monthly IRB meeting. 

CCC Students
City Colleges of Chicago students seeking to conduct research must identify a CCC faculty member who is willing to serve as the principal investigator that has expertise in the specified area of research.  Please ask your faculty sponsor to retrieve the submission requirements from the faculty/staff intranet.
   

CCC Faculty and Staff
If you are a CCC faculty or staff member seeking to conduct research at CCC, please send an email to irb@ccc.edu to find more information on proposal requirements, frequently asked questions and submission forms. 
   

External Researchers
If you are an external researcher seeking to conduct research at CCC, please send an email to irb@ccc.edu to find more information on proposal requirements, frequently asked questions and submission forms.
    

For information on the IRB application process, please email irb@ccc.edu​ ​ ​