Be sure to read carefully through all applicable policies prior to completing an initial submission or post-approval request. All materials must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Protocol submissions may be returned to the investigator for revision and resubmission in the following cases:
PIs who have received external grants and wish to provide incentives of $50.01 or more (e.g., two $50 gift cards would still fall under this policy) must obtain a W-9 form from all human subject participants/recipients. This policy on incentive payments to human subjects was developed with the Institutional Review Board, the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Projects, and the Controller's Office, in line with common policies at other universities and institutions. that requires researchers to report monetary compensation to the IRS for incentives totaling more than $50. Incentives as part of non-externally funded studies will be independently assessed by the IRB.
Informed Consent: detailed information about the reasoning and requirements of the informed consent process, from obtaining consent through documentation.
Research in International Settings: conducting research abroad often involves preparing for different cultural norms and settings; and therefore additional human subjects protections may be necessary.
Research Involving Minors): in the state of Washington, "minors" are individuals under 18 years of age. Minors are designated a "vulnerable population," according to Federal regulations; and frequently--but not in all cases--research with minors requires full board review.
Research Involving Prisoners: any research involving incarcerated individuals, regardless of age, must be reviewed by the full board due to their status as a "vulnerable population."
Research with Pregnant Women, Fetuses, and Neonates: due to potential risks to the fetus during pregnancy and to neonates, special considerations and protections may be required.