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Is the UW the Right IRB for Review

The UW IRB reviews the majority of human subjects research conducted by UW researchers. There are exceptions:

  • Industry sponsored and initiated clinical trials are reviewed by Western IRB (WIRB)
  • Research involving specific state agencies (DSHS or DOH, HCA, Labor and Industry) is reviewed by Washington State IRB (WSIRB)
  • Cancer research conducted by a member of the Cancer Consortium and which involves obtaining informed consent, is reviewed by the Cancer Consortium IRB (CC-IRB) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Research at an institution with which the UW IRB has a cooperative agreement is reviewed by that institution and/or the UW according to the terms of the cooperative agreement:
    1. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
    2. Seattle Children's
    3. Virginia Mason Medical Center/Benaroya Research Institute
    4. Group Health Cooperative

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Guidance on who may use the UW IRB:

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Change Notes

  • Noted 05/31/2012 @ 12:15pm
    Keyword newly added.
    - sherrye