Due to budget cuts, the IRB office is now staffed by only the part-time administrator. Please plan accordingly for delays in response and approval. Thank you for your patience.
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 email@example.com 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:
Before creating your consent documents, read the guidance section on the Informed Consent process.
To ensure all required informed consent elements are present, we encourage researchers to use these sample templates. However, you may edit the templates or submit an alternate consent form to meet the needs of your particular research study.
When you have an individual other than the researcher involved in data collection, you need to ensure they know their responsibilities to keep all participants' responses confidential. You should include a version of these templates with your protocol submission and then obtain a signed copy from the translator/interpreter for your protocol files.
Certain methodologies, populations, or settings require greater consideration with regard to mitigating risk. These appendices solicit more specific information, which enables IRB reviewers to better assess risk to participants and offer recommendations for mitigation.
After you begin your protocol, you still have IRB-related responsibilities to make sure our oversight continues appropriately. These forms will help you make sure that you remain in compliance with SU and Federal policies. For more information, see .