National Jewish Health (NJH) fosters a research environment that promotes respect for the rights and welfare of individuals recruited for, or participating in, research conducted by or under the auspices of the Organization. In support of this, NJH has established a Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The NJH HRPP, in partnership with its research community, is responsible for ensuring the ethical and equitable treatment of all human subjects in research conducted under NJH’s auspices.

SMART IRBAn Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an independent committee designated by National Jewish Health to review, to approve the initiation of, and to conduct periodic review of research involving human subjects. The primary purpose of such review is to assure the protection of the rights and welfare of the human subjects. The IRB acts as an advocate for the research subject.

The National Jewish Health HRPP website is designed to assist investigators and research staff with information on the regulatory procedures and requirements for conducting human subject research.



NJH Clinical Research & COVID-19 Guidance

View information for researchers in response to COVID-19 and research at National Jewish Health.

NJH Clinical Research & COVID-19 Guidance (PDF)

New Reportable Event Process

Starting March 13, 2020, the National Jewish Health HRPP/IRB will be changing the reporting requirements for Protocol Deviations and has revised the Interim/Event Report form and Guidance Documents. NJH HRPP/IRB will no longer require interim reporting of a Protocol Deviation unless it involves risk to subjects or compromises data integrity. Learn more.

NJH IRB Meeting Schedule Change

Starting April 2020, the National Jewish Health IRB will be changing their meeting schedule from holding two meetings per month to one meeting each month. These meetings will occur on the 2nd Thursday of the month. This transition of schedule will allow for IRB members and staff to process protocol submissions more efficiently and reduce the post-review requirements for final approval.

2020 IRB Meeting Schedule (PDF)


Contact Information

Human Research Protection Program/NJH Institutional Review Board
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson Street, Room M211
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303.398.1477
Email: IRB@NJHealth.org


NJH IRB Fee & Meeting Schedules

The IRB roster was last modified January 2020. View a redacted roster (PDF).

View NJH IRB Fee Schedule (PDF) (updated June 2019)

IRB fees are required for industry funded protocols, whether or not they are industry-initiated. Please contact the NJH HRPP/IRB Office for guidance on IRB fees.

2020 IRB Meeting Schedule (PDF)


Federalwide Assurance and IRB Registration

Federal-wide Assurance #: FWA00000778, expires January 26, 2021.
IRB Registration #: IORG0000018, expires January 26, 2021.