Human Research Review Section

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  • The WSIRB implemented charges for its review services of research and non-research projects, effective December 1, 2015; review will not be conducted unless review service fees are paid in full in advance. To access review fee information, including the fee schedule, click on the WSIRB Fees and WSIRB Review Fee FAQs links on the left.

Washington State Institutional Review Board

Washington State IRB, March 2016 - Note: not all members are pictured

 

The WSIRB is a designated institutional review board (IRB) for a number of different Washington state agencies, including the Washington State Departments of Early Learning (DEL), Health (DOH), Social and Health Services (DSHS), Health Care Authority (HCA), Labor & Industries (L&I), and the Office of Financial Management (OFM). The WSIRB also serves as a designated IRB for other local & state agencies and research institutions. As an IRB serving the above entities, the WSIRB is responsible for providing the requisite regulatory review, approval and oversight of research that may involve these state agencies’ clients, beneficiaries, patients, wards and state agency employees or these individuals’ state agency personal records, in order to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects of research.

WSIRB members are drawn from among the agencies served as well as other institutions and entities. Our members provide the WSIRB with a breadth and depth of diverse but highly relevant scientific, disciplinary and professional background, perspective, expertise and experience. The appropriate discharge of its review and oversight responsibilities and the WSIRB’s diversity and expertise is required in accordance with both federal and state laws, and under the Federalwide Assurance (FWA) legal agreements that each of these agencies and institutions have entered into with the Office for Human Research Protections of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a condition of applying for and receiving federal support of their research. HRRS in the Department of Social and Health Services provides the regulatory required administrative, professional and technical support for the WSIRB, including serving as members of the WSIRB. Support for the WSIRB and HRRS is provided by other state agencies, which includes designating and appointing agency staff to serve as WSIRB members.


Megan Failla, J.D., IRB Administrator
Lilly Moneer, C.I.P., Review Coordinator
Josie Glenn, Compliance Specialist

Department of Social and Health Services
Human Research Review Section
1115 Washington Street SE,
P.O. Box 45205
Olympia, Washington 98504-5205

Telephone: 360.902.8075 
FAX: 360.902.0705
Email: wsirb@dshs.wa.gov