Timeline Note

Due to understaffing and high submission volumes, please expect possibly significant delays in response/processing ... and plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Coronavirus and Human Subjects Research

King County remains in Phase 2, therefore in-person interactions are restricted to ensure that research activities do not increase risk of virus transmission. Contact the IRB at irb@seattleu.edu or 206-296-2585 to ask about any permitted in-person activities before submitting your protocol. We will clarify restrictions and consult on possible alternatives.

Current King County Public Health recommendations and Seattle University guidelines:




Forms & Templates


  • Use current forms from this webpage (updated July 2020).
  • Submit PDF or Word documents as electronic attachments (No JPG or PNG files or OneDrive links.) All submissions must be signed by the researchers and, if applicable, the faculty adviser.
  • Send all materials to irb@seattleu.edu. Include text in the body of your email to indicate what you are submitting. Blank emails bearing attachments redirect to the Spam folder and will not be opened.
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted protocols cannot be processed for review.