Human Research Review Section (HRRS)

Washington State Agency Policy on Protection of Human Research Subjects (Revised July 2020) Comprehensive statement of policies governing the conduct of research in DSHS/DOH/L&I/DOC/HCA/OFM/DCYF jurisdiction.

Washington State Institutional Review Board Procedures Manual (November 2021) - Detailed guide of WSIRB operations.

Washington State Institutional Review Board IRBManager User Manual for Researchers (May 2021) – Instructions for logging on and submitting applications and study materials through the new electronic submission system.


  • The Belmont Report. Three basic ethical principles governing research involving human subjects, and how these principles are applied to the Review of human subjects research.