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 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 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.