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Frequently-Asked Questions

Are HSD and the IRBs operating as usual? (updated 8.12.2020)

The Human Subjects Division and the UW IRBs are fully operational. All HSD staff are working remotely and all IRB meetings are being held remotely via Zoom. All HSD email addresses continue to be monitored with the same or greater frequency. Walk-in assistance and meetings at the HSD office are indefinitely suspended.

  • Submit any items related to existing paper-based IRB applications (i.e., not Zipline) via email instead of campus mail or in-person drop-off.
  • The main HSD phone line (206.543.0098) is now a message-only line, with all messages being automatically and immediately forwarded to the hsdinfo@uw.edu email address. That email address is monitored approximately hourly throughout each standard work day.
Updated 08.12.2020