Community Partners

A community partner is an individual employed or volunteering at a community organization and/or an individual that is self-employed, in private practice or is otherwise involved where research is being conducted by a WU investigator. The community partner becomes “engaged” when he or she interacts or intervenes with human subjects or their private, identifiable information. Further examples of engagement and the necessary educational requirements follow in Section III of this document. Normally, community partners are not affiliated with an academic institution and/or are not under the auspices of another Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Below is useful information for individuals and community organizations wishing to partner with an investigator at Washington University.


PDF-IconChecklist for community partners


PDF-Icon        Education Requirements


PDF-IconObtaining an Assurance