Cook Children's Research
At Cook Children's, we believe that all children deserve the best treatment strategies available to manage their illness and maintain good health. Our research environment applies leading-edge scientific knowledge, technology and evidence-based practice to improve quality care outcomes for children.
Research projects in the spotlight
Cook Children's has several departments that participate in clinical research studies.
Find general information on clinical research studies as well as by specialty.
Cook Children's Institutional Review Board (IRB)
All studies done at Cook Children's must be reviewed and approved By Cook Children's Institutional Review Board (IRB) before the study begins, and at least annually for the duration of the study. The IRB is made up of community members, physicians, scientists, clergy and others. The IRB's role is to make sure each research study has safeguards in place and that study participants' rights are protected. The IRB also evaluates risk to participants to determine if they are reasonable when compared to the potential benefits.