Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO)

COMIRB serves as IRB for Children's Hospital Colorado.

Site Specific Information

Pre-IRB Review

All research occurring at Children’s Hospital Colorado must be submitted through the Human Subjects Research Portal, which will route it to the CHCO Operational Needs Assessment committee for institutional review. CHCO will issue a clearance letter when they have completed their review, indicating that you may submit your application to COMIRB. Once you receive the clearance letter from the HSR Portal, include it in your COMIRB submission. COMIRB cannot review your submission without a CHCO clearance letter.


For additional information on the Children’s start-up process please visit the CHRE Sharepoint. If you have any questions about initiating research at Children’s Hospital Colorado, please contact

Quality Improvement

Any quality improvement projects taking place at CHCO must be submitted to CHCO's Organizational Research Risk and Quality Improvement Review Panel (ORRQIRP). You can also find more resources about ORRQIRP here.

Single IRB

If you have questions about relying on an external IRB, visit the Clinical Research Support External IRB page or contact

If you would like COMIRB to serve as the Single IRB for a multicenter study, contact

Important Contacts


Director of Research Compliance


Research Compliance Analyst


Privacy Officer

Manager, Research Informatics and Advanced Analytics
Sara Deakyne Davies


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