UW Research
Research Administration Learning

Compliance Case Studies: Human Subjects, Research Animals and Biological Substances

This intermediate case-study based course provides background and context for research compliance operations at the University of Washington. We will present a framework and resources for research administrators who are expected to understand policies and requirements related to studies involving human subjects, research animals, and biological substances or reagents.

The cases presented assume prior knowledge of concepts related to Institutional Review Boards (IRB), Institutional Care and Use Committees (IACUC), as well as Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBC) as coordinated by the Human Subjects Division, Office of Animal Welfare, and Environmental Health & Safety, respectively.


Anyone who supports a Principal Investigator, or otherwise assists with research compliance administration and oversight.


Non-Financial Compliance

Research Administration Certificate


Last Updated

November 2023

Course Materials

Class Slides, Handouts

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