TABLE 1.

Study Sample Demographics (N = 128)

N (%)
Institution type
 Children’s Hospital: free-standing or affiliated31 (24.2)
 University Medical Centers and affiliated22 (17.2)
 Tertiary care and affiliated18 (14.1)
 Private community hospital and affiliated18 (14.1)
 Other institutions*39 (30.5)
Region of country
 Northeast32 (25.0)
 South Central and Southeast26 (20.3)
 Midwest35 (27.3)
 Northwest8 (6.3)
 Southwest24 (18.8)
 Multiple regions, all of country3 (2.3)
Number of new research protocols/y
 1–5034 (26.6)
 51–10029 (22.7)
 101–25035 (27.3)
 251 +30 (23.4)
Percentage of protocols reviewed that are pediatric
 1%–10%56 (43.8)
 11%–50%44 (34.4)
 70%–100%28 (21.9)
Type of research
 Biomedical30 (23.4)
 Behavioral16 (12.5)
 Both biomedical and behavioral82 (64.1)
Respondent’s relationship to IRB
 IRB chair81 (63.3)
 IRB member25 (19.5)
 Other21 (16.4)
Pediatric experienced member on IRB
 Yes118 (92.2)
 No10 (7.8)
  • * “Other institutions/organizations” included organizations such as universities without an affiliated medical center, health agencies, and research institutes.