What about studies for which the UW is serving as the reviewing IRB?
If you have a study for which the UW is serving as the reviewing IRB, the UW study team should notify relying site study teams of the following:
- Any relying sites should follow their own institution's guidance on interactions with subjects and other COVID-19 measures.
- If the relying site has NOT provided guidance OR their guidance is less stringent than the UW’s, they should follow UW guidance.
- Relying sites should still consult with their own IRBs about any local reporting requirements.
- The UW study team is responsible for notifying relying sites of the above guidance.
If you have questions about the above, please contact the Reliance and Navigation Team (RELIANT; email@example.com) for assistance.