Providing Guidance and Support for all KPNW Research Compliance Activities


Next IRB meeting: October 17, 2018

Submissions for review at the October 2018 IRB meeting should be submitted through the electronic IRB system (eIRB) by the end of work on Monday, October 1, 2018.

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Research Compliance Committee

  • CHR Research Compliance Committee (local/NW) meets the second Monday of the month.
  • Hawaii CHR representatives join the committee on a quarterly basis.

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Designed to enable researchers and IRB reviewers to manage all aspects of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) administration process.

Research Compliance Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter Archive

About Research Compliance & IRB

The Research Subjects Protection Office (RSPO) is an administrative office for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW).

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Resources & References

Find useful information about ethical principles, federal regulations, genetic research, informed consent readability and more.


Policies & Procedures

Find vital information about Financial Conflicts of Interest, FDA-Regulated Clinical Trials, Privacy Policies, Research Integrity, Security, and Human Research Protection.