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Schedule, FAQs, research HIPAA forms

This page provides the standard research HIPAA Authorization form, the Board's convened meeting schedule, and a number of submission guidelines and FAQs.

The actual forms to be completed for various needs are available in the link on the left titled, "IRB Submission Forms and SOPs."
That page also provides templates for protocols and informed consent documents. Documents are grouped by function - the forms for the most common submission needs are located in the first two sections titled with "Investigator..." including:

      Continuing Reviews
      Modifications to currently approved protocols
      Reportable New Information (Deviations, Adverse events, DSMB reports, etc…)
      Any new study (At least forms 211 and 226, a protocol, possibly a consent and other forms as the study requires)

If you have any questions please contact the IRB office for assistance. 

Downloading Forms

  • Forms are available in the Word format. Left click on a file title to display an item; right click and choose the option "Save Target as..." to download the file.
  • Point on the download dialog box tfo the appropriate directory on your computer where you store word processing files. Remember to work on a copy of the original.
  • When you complete a particular form, check your margins and page breaks before printing. For example, the first page of the IRB Application ends with the Investigator's signature and a date, and the HIPAA Authorization form prints exactly on 3 pages.
  • If you are having trouble downloading any of the forms or if a link does not work on a specific form and/or other document, please call (630.929.6149) or e-mail the AHC IRB office.


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HIPAA forms, instructions & guidelines

HIPAA Authorization

Apr 2003

Advocate HIPAA Authorization form for research

HIPAA Authorization, Arabic

HIPAA Authorization translation into Arabic

HIPAA Authorization, Polish

HIPAA Authorization translation into Polish

HIPAA Authorization, Russian

HIPAA Authorization translation into Russian

HIPAA Authorization, Spanish

HIPAA Authorization translation into Spanish



AHC IRB policies & guidelines

CITI Ethics training FAQ

Jul 2014

What ethics training certifications are necessary, how to register on the CITI training website, general questions

How do I ...?

Jul 2014

IRB submission guidelines for various needs - initial review, continuing review, modifications, etc. (07/10/14)

Advocate IRB E-file procedures

Jan 2014

Advocate Health Care IRB E-file Submission Procedures

Advocate IRB Modification Guide

Jan 2014

Advocate Health Care IRB Modification Submission Guidelines

How to Answer 'Protocol Status' Questions

Feb 2014

How to respond to the 4 Protocol Status questions on forms 212 & 213

Consent boilerplate for CIRB use
(download by right clicking & choose "Save target as...")

Feb 2014

Instructions for AHC required CIRB consent changes; signature pages for various circumstances; text from this file can be copied directly into CIRB template consents (02/06/14)

How do I ... (CIRB specific)?

Mar 2014

Submission guidelines for CIRB protocol - initial local review, continuing review, modifications, etc. (03/10/14)

NCI Central IRB Process

Feb 2014

NCI Central IRB initiative and process - an expansive version of the "How do I" in the line above (02/06/14)

COG Age of Majority Consent

Mar 2014

Consent form to be completed for a specific COG study and used when an enrolled pediatric subject turns 18 years of age.


Advertising & Recruiting Research Subjects

Oct 2006

Information Sheeet on OHRP and FDA policy and guidelines on advertising and recruiting study subjects

HIPAA & PHI Overview

Oct 2006

Information Sheet on federal HIPAA and PHI requirements

Policies & Procedures

Jun 2001

AHC IRB Policies & Procedures (74 pages)

QA/QI & Research

Oct 2006

Information Sheet on determining whether a project is human subject research or a Quality Assurance (QA), or Quality Improvement (QI) activity

Term "Experiment(al)" in Human Subject Research

Oct 2006

Information Sheet on avoiding the use of the term "experiment(al)" in human subject research

Other documents

IRB News Letter

Apr 2012

IRB News Letter- April 2012

Advocate IRB 2013 Schedule

 Sep 2012

Advocate IRB 2013 Meeting Schedule and submission deadlines

Advocate IRB 2014 Schedule

 Nov 2013

Advocate IRB 2014 Meeting Schedule

Advocate IRB Brochure

Oct 2006

Summary information on the AHC IRB

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