UW Research

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

SOP IRB Member Standards and Responsibilities


Members of the IRB provide an invaluable service to the UW research community and to the volunteer participants in UW research. IRB members have an obligation to maintain the highest standards of judgement relative to their duties as members. This document provides an overview of IRB member standards and responsibilities.

Change Notes

Add role of Vice Chair – 02.01.2024
Clarify attendance requirements, remove optional secondary reviewer component; other minor modifications – 06.01.2023
New information about expedited and limited IRB review – 02.25.2021
Significant reorganization of, and minor updates to content – 12.09.2020