UW Research
Policies, Procedures and Guidance

SOP External Reliance Agreements


This SOP describes the policies and procedures for deciding whether reliance on an external (non-UW operated) IRB is required and/or allowable, and, if it is, for executing reliance agreements and documenting the reliance arrangement.

Change Notes

Add note that researchers must communicate to HSD any study-specific changes described in the formal determination letter – 02.29.2024
Newly posted SOP – 06.29.2023