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Human Subjects Division (HSD)


New Policy: Signatures on IRB Forms

Jun 16, 2010 at 2:41pm
The policy of the Human Subjects Division regarding Signatures on IRB Forms has changed, effective June 18, 2010. This change is intended to eliminate requirements and reduce work that provide no clear benefit to compliance or subject protection, while still reaffirming the fundamental responsibilities of those involved in human subjects research. This new policy changes the signature requirements for:
  • Lead Researchers (Principal Investigators)
  • Department Chairs, and
  • Faculty Sponsors (of student research).
    These individuals, their staff, and designees are advised to review the new policy and be prepared to implement the new requirements as of 6/18/2010. The HSD forms that are impacted have been revised to reflect the new policy. A list of the revised forms and the changes made is available at Signature Policy - - Form Changes. Questions, concerns, or recommendations regarding the new policy can be directed to hsdforms@uw.edu.