OSA's Response to COVID-19


The Office of Scholarly Activity is available by phone, e-mail, and Zoom to answer any questions you may have about scholarly activities or research opportunities. Please go to our About OSA page fo find contact information for each staff member or reach out by sending us an email at OSA@pnwu.edu

Institutional Review Board - Research with Human Subjects

IRB approved human subject research projects with in-person interactions are on hold. It is unclear how long research will be affected.

Some studies with in-person interactions may continue if protocol modifications are made to change in-person interactions to virtual interactions. These changes must be submitted to the IRB via a protocol amendment. The amendment must include a clear plan and procedures to mitigate risk to subjects and others. The changes must be approved by the IRB before they are implemented.

The Office of Scholarly Activity will continue to provide research support. The IRB will continue to meet on its regular schedule to review new and ongoing research.

Please contact the IRB at Research@pnwu.edu with questions.

Contact Information


Mailing Address:
111 University Parkway, Suite 203
Yakima, WA 98901

f 509.249.7995