Empowering our Research Community to Transform Health through Partnership and a Culture of Ethics

Next IRB Meeting Date & Deadline

Meeting: July 20, 2022

Deadline: July 1, 2022


 Guidance on Participants with Limited English Proficiency 

As part of CHR's commitment to improving equity, inclusion and diversity in research, the RSPO staff has developed guidance on the inclusion of participants with limited English language proficiency. We hope this guidance will allow study teams to feel more comfortable leveraging available resources to make research accessible to everyone in our community. See the guidance on the Process & Submissions page of our website under Vulnerable Populations.


COVID-19 Information

The Research Compliance Committee has developed a temporary policy to address research continuity and participant protection during COVID-19.  Please review it carefully:

NWRC.RIM.099 – Research Continuity and Protection of Human Subjects During COVID-19

We understand that each study is a little different, and it can be challenging to determine how the policy applies to your specific circumstances.  We have created a guidance document that addresses some FAQs:

Guidance – COVID-19 Considerations for Research Studies (Updated 3/19/2020)

If you need to submit a modification to the IRB to make temporary changes, you may use the template provided here (note that the policy outlines some circumstances that DO NOT require a modification to the IRB):

Template – Temporary Study Modification in Response to COVID-19

Please contact us at CHR_ResCompTeam@kpchr.org with any questions or concerns.

 New! Waiver Form

Waive your hands in the air – a new Waiver or Alteration of Consent or HIPAA Authorization form is here! You’ll notice that our protocol templates and local context supplement are missing something…a place to describe your waiver/alteration requests. We’ve consolidated and streamlined the information we collect from you into a one stop shop doc for all your waiver/alteration needs.

You can access the new form in one of two locations:

  • In IRBNet under "Forms and Templates"
  • On the Forms and Templates page of our website under "Protocol and Supplemental IRB Forms"

Can you tell we’re EXCITED?!!? If you have questions about the document and how to use it, get in touch with our team, we’re glad to assist.

USE: Tools for GCP Compliance in Social-Behavioral Research

After a six-month trial period, it's been determined that the pilot program was ultimately not saving time for RSPO or investigators. Projects that qualify for exemption should be submitted in IRBNet using the normal method. If you want to set up a pre-submission meeting to review necessary materials, just email NW-IRB@KPCHR.org.

Research Compliance Committee

The KPNW Research Compliance Committee (RCC) typically meets the second Monday of the month.

View 2021 RCC Charter & Membership