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Human Subjects Division (HSD)


Update: Restrictions related to the November 2008 audit of the VA’s Human Research Protection Program

Feb 10, 2009 at 7:57am
One outcome of the VA audit is that all research already reviewed and approved by UW IRB Committee V or V2 must be re-reviewed by the IRB.
  1. The VA Central Office has informed the Puget Sound VA and the UW IRB that we need to complete ALL of these re-reviews by April 1, 2009.
  2. In order to accomplish this, all required forms and paperwork required for the re-review must be submitted to the VA IRB office by close of business on Friday, February 27, 2009.  The forms and instructions are located on the UW HSD webpage at:http://www.washington.edu/research/hsd/va/ The instruction document is titled, “VA PI Re-review Instructions”.
  3. If the research is being conducted at the VA (VAPSHCS), failure to submit this documentation by 5:00 PM, February 27, 2009 will result in automatic closure of the protocol, by order of the Director of VAPSHCS.  A new, full, application to the IRB will then be required to re-open the research.
  4. If you are acting as the responsible VA investigator for a principal investigator not based at VAPSHCS and research is no longer being conducted at VAPSHCS, you may request that the study be re-assigned to one of the other UW IRBs.  You will need to review the document “Requesting IRB Re-assignment Procedure” (at the above website) to determine whether your study qualifies for re-assignment.
Please contact Amy Marsh at amy.marsh@va.gov or 206-764-2670 if you have any questions about this process.