This is a "how to" approach to human subjects research at the UW, including: (1) what needs IRB review and what doesn't; (2) when to use the UW IRB versus other IRBs; (3) how to navigate the IRB process; (4) where to bring your problems about the IRB or your human subjects research; and (5) basic researcher responsibilities.
Director & Assistant Vice Provost for Research, Human Subjects Division
Karen Moe, PhD, is the Director of the Human Subjects Division at the University of Washington. She is also Assistant Vice Provost for Research, and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She became the Director of the Human Subjects Division in 2007. She received her PhD in Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience. She had an active federally-funded research program on sleep in older humans for about 15 years prior to joining the Human Subjects Division. She is particularly interested in the challenges of performing meaningful and appropriate IRB review for research that pushes the boundaries of the current human subjects regulations and infra-structure - ranging from emergency medicine research to qualitative social media research to ethical approaches for handling subject injuries resulting from research.