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Human Subjects Division (HSD)


Information Regarding Government Shutdown

Oct 1, 2013 at 7:09am

Dear Research Community,

The partial shutdown of the federal government that began at midnight last night will have negative effects on some human subjects research. Thankfully, the impact will most likely be limited to some new studies that have not yet received IRB approval, where delays for a variety of reasons are possible. The table that has been posted to our website summarizes the information we have at present. It also includes suggestions for action and possible mitigation.

HSD will provide new information and updates as we receive them. If you experience other negative impacts, we would appreciate knowing about them so we can explore mitigation avenues and share the information campus-wide.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact:


Karen Moe
Director, Human Subjects Division
kemoe@uw.edu or hsdinfo@uw.edu