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At least sixteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Protecting People Who Are Subjects in Research

The IDPH Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews research studies to ensure that the rights and well-being of people who are subjects in research are protected. It is the IRB’s vision that investigators are provided with thorough and timely review of their research proposals and that persons participating in research are assured the research is conducted in an ethical and accountable manner.

To request data, you should first speak to the person or people responsible for the data you are interested in (the Responsible Individual(s) listed above.)   This discussion will help you determine whether IDPH has the data you need and can provide it in the needed form and timeframe.  

IRB submissions should be made at  If you do not have an account already, the Responsible Individual will provide you with a link and Form Code to register to use Mentor.  Instructions for using Mentor are available at the link above.

If you need further assistance, please contact us at or call (312) 814-5173 or (312) 814-5278.  If you need to leave a message, please provide your contact details and the purpose of your call.