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After Initial Approval

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UW Reviewed Studies

After HSD has made a final determination about the study, the Principal Investigator, any PI proxies, and the primary contact all receive an email notification communicating the outcome.

screenshot of the approval notification

A formal letter documenting the determination and providing additional information is attached to the notification and is also available in the study workspace in Zipline.

screenshot of the approval letter in the study workspace

Depending on your study, here are some additional actions you may need to take later:

External IRB Studies

Once reliance has been confirmed, the Principal Investigator, any PI proxies, and the primary contact all receive a notification. The Reliance Confirmation Letter is attached to the notification and available in the study history.

screenshot of the reliance confirmed notification

screenshot of the reliance letter in the study history

The study will remain in Pending sIRB Review state until HSD records the reviewing IRB’s approval.

  • Studies reviewed by WCG Group IRB and Advarra: Researchers typically do not have to do anything. WCG Group IRB and Advarra automatically send approval letters directly to HSD for most studies. HSD will upload these to Zipline as they are received.
  • Studies review by Trial Innovation Network IRBs: Researchers do not have to do anything. These IRBs automatically provide approval letters to HSD. HSD will upload these to Zipline as they are received.
  • Studies reviewed by any other IRB, including Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s: These IRBs may or may not provide approval letters directly to HSD. If HSD receives the documents directly, HSD staff will upload the document to Zipline. However, the research team should email a copy of the approval letter to hsdrely@uw.edu to ensure that HSD receives the documents.

screenshot of Pending sIRB Review state