Policies & Manuals

Western Washington University's policies for human subjects research are guided by federal regulations and codes of ethical principles developed by the scientific community.

Manuals and Guidance

Human Subjects Research Manual

Human Subjects Research Manual (PDF)

"Is This Human Subjects Research?" Guidance Survey

Tailored Application & Research Category Guidance Survey

Application Guidance Question By Question (PDF)

Students Conducting Research Manual (PDF)

How to "Track your Changes" (PDF)

Retention Schedule

Western Research Records Retention Schedule (PDF)


Protecting Human Participants

Research Misconduct

Electronic Signatures