The Washington University Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures document contains important information about the IRB’s oversight and review process, along with responsibilities of individuals conducting human subjects research. This document is intended for use by the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO), IRB members, researchers and other WU committees or administrators involved in the conduct or oversight of human subject research.


PDF-IconWashington University IRB Policies (Version 06 15 2022)


WU Policy for Use of a single IRB (sIRB) in Multi-site Research Studies (Version 01 20 2020)


PDF-Icon Washington University IRB Policies Summary of Changes
(Version 06 15 2022)


PDF-IconNon-responsive Policy (Version 6/6/2014)