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*Formerly part of the University Handbook
Board of Regents Governance

Regent Policy

No. 40

Policy on Assistance for Human Subjects

The University of Washington respects and values the volunteer human subjects who participate in University research, and recognizes that subjects may assume some risk by participating in research.

Consistent with the University's research mission, the University is authorized to maintain a no-fault human subjects assistance program to provide medical and other assistance to human subjects who, in the course of University-conducted research, suffer adverse effects. The terms and conditions of such a program will be determined by the President or the President's designee.

BR, June 1980; June 13, 2013; [formerly codified as Standing Orders, Chapter 6] July 11, 2019.

For related information, see:

  • Executive Order No. 24, "Research with Human Participants"