UW Research

Policies, Procedures and Guidance

SOP Research Procedures Conducted Without Prior IRB Approval


This document defines the circumstances in which data are considered to have been obtained by researchers without IRB approval. It also describes the consequences of obtaining data without IRB approval.

Change Notes

Removed references to paper process – 05.27.2021
Renamed document – 06.26.2020
Renamed document and changed to a Guidance document for researchers; HSD and IRB procedures, and some other information moved to other documents to improve clarity or eliminate redundancy – 03.27.2020
Removed all references to Confidentiality Agreements and to state law RCW 42.48 – 07.28.2019
Updated links, added links to Zipline instructions – 06.23.2017