Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The NIOSH IRB, previously known as Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB), is one of the seven active CDC Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The purpose of the NIOSH IRB is to ensure that all research involving human participants conducted by NIOSH, or funded in whole or in part by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), complies with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 46_Protection of human subjects (45 CFR 46 aka The Common Rule). All human subjects research conducted by NIOSH is covered by one CDC Federalwide Assurance (FWA00001413) registered (LINK) with the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) LINK.
This includes research conducted by CDC employees, either directly, through cooperative agreements, contracts or simplified acquisition (e.g., purchase orders) or in collaboration with outside parties. It also includes all CDC/NIOSH research conducted or funded by CDC/NIOSH outside the United States. As per HHS OHRP regulations 45CFR46, all human subjects research must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the research.
IRB Name: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention IRB #4 - NIOSH
IRB Registration #: 00000186
FWA #: 00001413
For Additional Information
Angela Morley, Chair, NIOSH IRB
Phone : (513) 533-8222
Gail McConnell, Co-Chair, NIOSH IRB
Phone: (412) 386-4950
Fax: (412) 386-4950
Kathy Masterson, IRB Administrator, NIOSH IRB
Phone: (513) 533-8591
Fax: (404) 929-2653
Diane C. Morris, Program Specialist, NIOSH IRB
Phone: (513) 533-8361
NIOSH IRB Office
1090 Tusculum Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45226
For information regarding the NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs, sponsor of extramural research and training which complement the Institute's intramural programs, please see the NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs .
CDC's 7 Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
The CDC Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) oversees all 7 CDC IRBs to ensure that all CDC human subjects research is conducted according to HHS and CDC regulations, policies and procedures.
- Page last reviewed: July 24, 2013
- Page last updated: April 13, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Office of the Director