The mission of the Catholic Health Initiatives Institutional Review Board (CHIRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of our research participants

The CHI core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence guide our thinking and processes—both in terms of our commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in the research we oversee, and in maintaining strong relationships with our researchers and research communities.

CHIRB Provides:

  • Expertise in overseeing large multicenter trials
  • A comprehensive human research protection program to reduce risk
  • An intuitive and user-friendly electronic submission process
  • A single point of contact for each study
  • A pre-review of all submissions prior to formal IRB review to increase efficiency

CHIRB staff are available to provide regulatory guidance and support throughout the entire research process.

We encourage you to contact us at any step in the process:

Preeyam Bisht, CIP
IRB Analyst

David Gary, RN, MS, CIP
Director, Human Research Protection Program

David Banjavic, MPA, CIP
IRB Analyst

Jared Rowe, PharmD, CIP
Director, Quality Assurance

CHIRB Office Hours

Monday Mornings: 10-11 a.m. (Mountain Time)
Wednesday Afternoons: 2 -3p.m. (Mountain Time)


CHIRB Webinar Meeting Schedule
Dial In: United States +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 267-743-973

Begin your submission to the CHIRB:

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