UW Research

Submitting New Studies

Zipline is a document management system, not a completely electronic form that replaces the basic IRB application. All studies in Zipline consist of a series of web-based SmartForms that contain a number of attachments with additional study information. Most of the study information is captured in the uploaded attachments, including the completed HSD application form.

New Study Steps

Application Paths

Learn how to answer key questions to ensure your application takes the right path.

Application Paths

Filling Out Application

Tips and tricks for completing the HSD application form and Zipline application.

Filling out Application

Check for Errors

Find any unanswered required questions before attempting to submit your application.

Check for Errors

Add Faculty Advisor Review (If Applicable)

Students, residents, fellows, and post-docs must add a faculty advisor review.

Add Faculty Advisor Review

Submit Study

Learn how to submit your application to HSD for review.

Submit Study

Respond to HSD

Learn how to respond to requests for clarification, modifications required to secure approval, and deferrals.

Respond to HSD

After Initial Approval

What happens once your study is approved.

After Initial Approval