IRB IEP Goals
Project leadership has established a charter to guide the project team. The charter includes Objectives, Guiding Principles, Success Criteria, and other important information for how the project will be managed.
Explore the charter: UW IRB Efficiency Project Charter
The Objectives and Guiding Principles are included below.
- Alter the IRB intake and pre-review processes to reduce time-to-review and time-to-approval;
- Re-align the IRB staff roles and responsibilities
- Removing duplicative information in ARROW application and IRB protocols
- Coordinate with the UW research community to define research initiation processes outside of the IRB functions;
- Implement changes to the UW IRB committees to maximize flexibility and improve turnaround times
- Unify the IRB offices under one administrative structure to align HRPP-related business processes and accountability
The principles underlying the project work and informing decision-making throughout the life of the project include:
- Efficiency: Streamlined administrative processes and services that minimize response time and unnecessary administrative requirements
- Organizational Effectiveness: Accountability assigned to the most appropriate owners and responsible parties to strike an appropriate balance between investigator, study team, and IRB responsibilities
- Compliance: Policies, procedures, and systems developed or modified as part of this project will be efficient and effective, will also maintaining compliance with federal and state regulations related to human subjects research.
- High Service Levels: The UW Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) will operate with a service orientation that emphasizes listening, understanding, and responding to the needs of the UW research community.
- Data Access: Clear and transparent performance metrics and measurable outcomes for research administration and management processes.