The Human Research Protection Office serves many communities including its researchers, research staff, IRB members, research participants and the communities within which participants are recruited and research is conducted.. To enhance understanding of human research protections, the Washington University IRB and the Human Research Protection Office initiate, collaborate on, and/or offer a variety of services which include, but are not limited to: the IRB Consortium, IRB Consultations, IRB member education, SWAT! OnCall, presentations, and a current website.

HRPO works with institutional outreach programs and community organizations to hold sessions and presentations that inform and educate the community at large. The HRPO Community Engaged Research Program  is dedicated to community partners interested in conducting human subjects research.  The  HRPO Digital Commons Open Access Library consists of a collection or resources available in a convenient, searchable format. These educational materials are useful for Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) staff development, IRB member training, the education of researchers and students, and raising community awareness. 

Content current as of 10/5/2022