Guidance & FAQ

IRB Staffing and Timeline Implications

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.


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:


Guidance & FAQ


The links below provide information to help you understand and implement best practices with certain aspects of human subjects research. If you have any further questions, please contact

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