You may only begin the research onboarding process after you and a Cook County Health investigator have agreed on a role on an IRB-approved research project.

Please fully complete all forms. Incomplete forms may delay processing and your onboarding. 

Steps & Requirements

1. These forms are required. Make a copy of all forms for your records.  
2. Email the “Application” to Audrean LaGrone at for Research Affairs signature once the form is completely filled out and signed by all required parties. 
3. Please return the Application, Security Access Form and Purple Form along with your laboratory documentation to:

Human Resources 
1950 W. Polk St.
Eighth Floor – Suite 8802
Chicago, IL 60612

For HR Questions: Please contact Catrice Groves at

4. HR will schedule you for a drug test and background check. They will also contact your PI with your orientation date after you have cleared employee health. 

5. Once you complete orientation, contact Stacey Kincaid at in Research & Regulatory Affairs to schedule your IRB training. 

6. If access to computer systems is required, take the completed Computer Sign-On Form, Confidentiality Agreement Form and Security Rules of Behavior to Corporate Compliance (1950 W. Polk St., 9th Floor, Suite 9217) for signatures and submit the signed forms to Hospital Information Systems (SHCC, Room 2650). 

Important Note: You will not receive an immediate answer when you drop off your forms. The forms have to be reviewed and provided to Cook County Health HR. Your PI will be contacted by Cook County Health HR to attend an orientation.