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Changes Coming to HSD!

May 23, 2013 at 1:23pm

Changes Coming to HSD!

In order to better serve the UW research community, and to address the findings of two recent federal audits of the UW IRBs, HSD will be implementing numerous changes to our policies, procedures and forms over the next six months. All changes are being made to improve HSD's compliance with federal and state regulations and to improve the quality and consistency of IRB review at UW. Many of these changes will also reduce or streamline the IRB-related work required from researchers.
Changes to Look for Soon*:
  • Which investigators and study staff are listed on HSD forms and applications
  • The names and contact information will be required only for individuals who are fulfilling specific roles on the research team (Principal Investigator, Contact Person for the Subjects, Licensed Practitioner (if applicable), Study Coordinator and Faculty Advisor (if applicable)).
  • Which investigators and study staff are listed on consent forms
  • Consent forms will need to list only the names and contact information for the Principal Investigator and the Contact Person for the Subjects (if different from the PI). No other members of the research team will need to be listed. This will significantly reduce the number of modifications submitted for many studies.
  • Reformatted and revised Modification Form
  • The Modification Form is being revised to reflect the above two changes (as well as some other content changes). We have also put the form into a PDF Smart Form format so that it is easier to follow and fill out (and easier for HSD staff to review). This will also result in a much shorter form for most modifications.
*We are targeting an August implementation (subject to change). Details on these changes and others can be found in the monthly HSD eNews.
For More Information
Be sure to check the Announcements Tab on the HSD Website:
Please Send All Questions To: hsdinfo@uw.edu