What You Need to Know

First, are you interested in COMIRB serving as the single IRB (sIRB), or do you want to rely on an external IRB? If you want to rely on an external IRB, follow this link to the External IRB page. Otherwise, read on.

COMIRB can serve as a single IRB for most but not all federally-funded research where the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is the primary recipient of the award. Detailed guidance is posted here.

To confirm whether COMIRB can serve as single IRB for your research, contact COMIRB early in your planning. Please have the following information handy when you contact COMIRB:

  • Study title
  • Name of local PI
  • List of relying (i.e., non-affiliated) sites and site PIs
  • Grant or funding proposal (if applicable), or protocol
  • Name of institution that will be the primary recipient of research funding (if applicable)
  • Whether the study involves the use of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Whether the research clinically investigates a drug or device

For all general inquiries:

Contact Us

Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board

Phone: 303-724-1055

Email: comirb@ucdenver.edu

Anschutz Medical Campus,
Fitzsimons Building (Building 500),
3rd Floor North
Aurora, CO 80045