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Projects that will utilize live vertebrate animals must utilize them in accordance to protocols reviewed and approved by UW’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The use of live vertebrate animals may not begin without specific IACUC approval. The procurement of live vertebrate animals for research requires an IACUC-approved protocol. If IACUC approval of the specific research project has not been obtained in the Plan/Propose or Setup stages, then it must be obtained at the award stage.

The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) requires that all pre- and post-doctoral researchers supported by PHS training grants receive training in the responsible conduct of research. The University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Bioethics and Humanities and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center developed the BRI program to enable its researchers to meet the PHS requirement.

Key Biological Safety resources provided by EH&S for researchers and their teams for all stages of research.

Covidence is an online platform supporting evidence synthesis projects like systematic and scoping reviews. Covidence supports teams with collaboration and parts of evidence synthesis such as title and abstract screening, full text review, and quality assessment. Learn more and request access at the Health Sciences Library website.

Environmental Health and Safety, like other facility and resource needs, will require ongoing monitoring, reporting, or updating as the research project or program proceeds. Particular attention to these requirements may be needed if the scope or location of the research changes, and if Key Personnel or other Investigators are added or removed from the project while it is ongoing.

The Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS) is an online system that investigators use to disclose Significant Financial Interests (SFI) related to their research projects. Any Investigator participating in an existing Research project who acquires a new or increased SFI that would otherwise be required to be disclosed under this Policy shall submit a new SFI Disclosure within thirty (30) days of the acquisition of the new or increased SFI through the Financial Interest Disclosure System. Any University personnel joining an existing Research project who has an SFI that would otherwise be required to be disclosed under this Policy shall submit an SFI Disclosure prior to participating as an Investigator in the Research project and shall not participate as an Investigator in the Research project until an FCOI review has been completed.

In addition to disclosing Significant Financial Interests (SFIs), Public Health Service (PHS) -Investigators must also complete Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) training once at least every four years. Non-PHS Investigators are encouraged to take the training as needed. Financial Conflict of Interest Training

All University of Washington principal investigators (faculty and non-faculty) who apply for or receive externally funded grants or contracts are required to attend the Grants Management for Investigators workshop no later than twelve months following submission of their first proposal and at least every four years thereafter. More frequent attendance is encouraged to remain current with significant changes in sponsored program policy.

See the Human Subjects Division (HSD) website for information about all aspects of human subjects research. The UW uses a web-based system called Zipline for all IRB applications. A UW NetID is required to use Zipline, and new users must register with the system. The Zipline Online Help Library has online tutorials and detailed instruction documents.

Researchers, including research study staff and students, working with human subjects or data and samples from humans must sometimes complete training in human subjects protections in order to meet the requirements of the organizations they are affiliated with or of funding organizations. Training educates researchers about the ethical principles for working with human research subjects and the regulatory requirements for conducting research.

MyResearch is a tool designed to assist you in monitoring your research-related activities including the status of eGC1’s, awards,  as well as research-required training transcripts.

The Radiation Safety Office issues Authorizations (sub-licenses) for certain uses of radiation (x-rays, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, etc)

The University of Washington maintains a list of shared research facilities and resources that investigators can access on a fee for service basis.