HRRS DSHS Strategic Plan Engagement

To transform lives, we promote and protect individuals' rights and welfare as human subjects and of the public interest and investment in research, including research involving client records through:

  1. Timely and thorough response to and review of all research submissions to the Human Research Review Section (HRRS) and Washington State Institutional Review Board (WSIRB).
  2. Timely and thorough communications with research subjects, researchers, institutional officials and sponsors regarding HRRS and WSIRB determinations and actions.
  3. Review and approval of only research determined to satisfy applicable legal requirements, including but not limited to requirements regarding risk, release of client records, vulnerable persons and confidentiality.
  4. Lifecycle regulatory oversight of all research subject to review to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
  5. Public access to all information and resources about review requirements for research, including researchers’ responsibilities and individuals’ rights and welfare as human subjects.
  6. Human subjects training requirements for researchers who interact with research subjects or use identifiable client records, and continuing and professional development for HRRS staff and WSIRB members.
  7. Appropriate custody of all HRRS and WSIRB records, including records security, retention and release.