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Transfer of Human Biological Material

IRB approval

Transferring human biological material samples collected at UW to a third party

The UW owner/sender of the bio-specimens must have IRB approval from the UW IRB (or an IRB that the UW relies upon through a written agreement) for the proposed external sharing, if the UW owner/sender can identify the specimens, either directly or indirectly through a link between a code and identifiers. De-identified (no identifying information associated with the samples would no longer meet the definition of human subjects and would not fall under our IRB purview.

For IRB approval, please contact the appropriate individual at Human Subjects Division who is familiar with your particular IRB application. If you are still unsure, contact the Human Subjects Division.