UW Research

Policies, Procedures and Guidance



These are the procedures by which the Human Subjects Division (HSD) and the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) fulfill their obligations with respect to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and related Washington State regulations.

Change Notes

Add information about PHI held by non-UW institutions – 04.27.2023
Additional clarification about HIPAA and decedents – 11.23.2021
Updated information about decedents and Washington State law RCW 70.02 – 06.24.2021
Add use of e-signature requirements – 03.25.2021
Updated UW Medicine Compliance links – 02.07.2018