Washington State Institutional Review Board
Washington State IRB, April 2014 - 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.
T. Howard Stone, J.D., LL.M., C.I.P., IRB Administrator
Maggie Frederick, M.P.H., C.I.P., Review Coordinator
Lilly Moneer, B.A., C.I.P., Review Coordinator
Hannah Moats, B.A., C.I.P., Compliance and Training Coordinator
Linda Weaver, M.Ed., Systems Support
Department of Social and Health Services
Human Research Review Section
1115 Washington Street SE,
P.O. Box 45205
Olympia, Washington 98504-5205