UW logo
Human Subjects Division (HSD)


Continuing Review

What is meant by "Continuing Review"?

Once approved by the IRB, the research must be reviewed at least annually, except as allowed under the Flexibility Policy.* This involves the preparation and submission to HSD of a "Status Report Form" at least 6-weeks before the anniversary of the last IRB approval.

* The IRB can require review more frequently where there are specific concerns.
   Exempt research does not need to undergo continuing review.