UW Research

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

waiver of HIPAA authorization

A request for permission to access, obtain, use or disclose a research subject’s Protected Health Information (PHI) for research purposes without obtaining the subject’s specific authorization…

Wassenaar Arrangement

This agreement between Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,…


Washington Innovation Advantage Program


Washington State Institutional Review Board (located in Olympia and used for research with state agencies such as DSHS, DoH and L&I)


Washington Technology Center (UW)