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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval InformationOverview

Dear Departmental Members,

I would like to welcome you to explore this portion of the web site that contains useful information on designing clinical research and obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Before you proceed to the more detailed information, please take a moment to review the important points below.

  • Human Subjects HIPAA training and CITI Web-based Protection of Research Subjects training is required by the Department before any application (including exempt research) can be submitted to the IRB.
  • Internal Departmental review:
    • Non-funded projects or projects that need to be submitted prior to peer review require internal Departmental review by 1-2 faculty members prior to IRB submission.
    • Funded projects (e.g., NIH, AHRQ) that underwent competitive Human peer review do not require internal Departmental review. They are reviewed only by the Vice-Chair for Clinical Research.
    • Industry-sponsored projects must also be reviewed by the Vice-Chair for Clinical Research prior to receiving final WIRB approval.
  • If you are a co-investigator on a project in which the PI is from another department or institution, you must submit your project for internal review by the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.
  • The Department wishes to track all IRB-approved projects, from start to finish. Please send us a copy of your initial IRB approval letter and documentation that indicates that your project has been closed/terminated.

Thank you for your attention to these important issues. What follows are details about the UW IRB and how to conduct clinical research at UW. Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

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Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
Professor & Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Director of Faculty Fellowships
Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Neurological Surgery