All of Us Institutional Review Board (IRB)

As a single IRB, the All of Us IRB is charged with reviewing the protocol, informed consent, and other participant-facing materials for the All of Us Research Program. The IRB follows the regulations and guidance of the Office for Human Research Protections for all studies, ensuring that the rights and welfare of research participants are overseen and protected uniformly. 

IRB 101

What is an IRB?

An IRB, or Institutional Review Board, is responsible for reviewing and approving research to ensure that the rights and welfare of human participants are protected.

What is a participant?

Federal regulations define a participant, or human subject, as “a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research obtains (1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or (2) identifiable private information.”

How does the All of Us IRB fit in with the All of Us Research Program?

Before the program could begin to recruit and enroll participants, the All of Us IRB had to approve the All of Us protocol and materials.

All of Us IRB Members

The All of Us IRB is composed of representatives with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives.

Contact the IRB

Toll-free in the U.S.: (844) 200-8990

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Members of the Institutional Review Board

Portrait of Chester Antone

Chester Antone

Tohono O'odham Nation

O’odham Elder

Portrait of Wilma Batiste

Wilma R. Batiste, CRC, NCPT

University of California, San Francisco

Chair, Faith Communities Committee, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Portrait of Ysabel Duron.

Ysabel Duron

Latino Cancer Institute


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Kadija Ferryman, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics 

Core Faculty

Johns Hopkins University

Department of Health Policy and Management

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Assistant Professor

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Aaron Goldenberg, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Associate Professor and Research Director, Department of Bioethics

Portrait of Fuki Marie Hisama

Fuki Marie Hisama, M.D.

University of Washington Department of Medicine

Medical Director, Genetic Medicine Clinic

University of Washington Department of Medicine

Professor, Medical Genetics

University of Washington Department of Medicine

Adjunct Professor, Neurology

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Ingrid A. Holm, M.D., M.P.H.

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Pediatrics

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Nancy E. Kass, Sc.D.

All of Us Research Program

Chair, Institutional Review Board

Johns Hopkins University

Vice Provost, Graduate and Professional Education

Johns Hopkins University

Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health, Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health

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David Magnus, Ph.D.

All of Us Research Program

Vice-Chair, Institutional Review Board

Stanford University

Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics

Stanford University

Professor of Pediatrics

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Deven McGraw, JD, MPH

Ciitizen Corporation

General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer

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Duke Morrow, M.Div., D.Min.

University of Michigan Health System

Community Member, Institutional Review Board

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David Murray, Ph.D.

National Institutes of Health

Associate Director for Prevention, Office of Disease Prevention; Director, Office of Disease Prevention

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Eric David Perakslis, Ph.D.

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Chief Science and Digital Officer

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Maya Sabatello, LL.B., Ph.D.

Columbia University 

Center for Precision Medicine and Genomics, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine

Division of Ethics, Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics

Associate Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine)

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Barbara Santiago, B.A.

CRF Clinical Trials Center

Associate Director, Project Management

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Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D.

University of Maryland School of Public Health

Director, Center for Health Equity

University of Maryland School of Public Health

Professor, Department of Health Services Administration

Last Reviewed: July 16, 2021