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Human Subjects Division (HSD)


A new IRB Committee is forming.

Apr 28, 2009 at 10:47am

A new UW IRB Committee is being created.  This is because we are losing two IRB Committees (Committees V and V2) when the IRB relationship between the UW and the VA dissolves on July 1.  Also, we expect a significantly increased workload because of federal stimulus funding for research.

Committee K will be a hybrid IRB that will generally focus on studies combining biomedical and behavioral components.  We expect that the committee members will find this an engaging and informative portfolio of studies.

It will meet every other week, like the other IRB committees.  The meeting day and time have not yet been established, but the possibilities include Tuesday morning or afternoon, Wednesday morning or afternoon, and Thursday afternoon.  We hope the new IRB will be ready to start meeting in late June or early July.

We are actively recruiting faculty and professional staff members for IRB Committee K.  We are especially interested in anyone who has previous experience as an IRB member, but newcomers are welcome, too.  If you are interested, please contact Shannon Sewards for more information:

Shannon Sewards, Assistant Director of Operations
ssewards@u.washington.edu   206-543-2254