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IRB Training Sessions

The IRB office offers the below training sessions throughout the academic year. Outreach sessions for groups and departments are available upon request; for more information, check out the Outreach Sessions page.

An Introduction to the IRB
This session offers an overview of the IRB process and procedures. This includes required training, working in ARROW, developing a protocol application and supporting documents, and the IRB review process.

How to Avoid Delays in the IRB Approval Process
This session will address the most frequent errors seen by Staff Reviewers when reviewing protocol submissions and how to avoid them. Also, a checklist of items that can slow the approval process of a protocol submission will be reviewed.

Consent Considerations
This session will review, in detail, each of the consent processes that may be used when conducting research. Also, the most frequent errors seen by Staff Reviewers when reviewing consent forms and documents and how to avoid those errors will be discussed.

Common Rule Revisions
Some revisions to the Common Rule (aka the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects) are expected to go into effect January 19, 2018 and the UW-Madison IRBs are proactively preparing for these changes. The revised Common Rule reduces IRB and other oversight for many research studies involving human subjects that can be classified as minimal risk. This session will focus on revisions to the Common Rule that are expected to impact ED/SBS researchers the most.
February 7, 2018 at 10-11 AM
Lathrop Hall B137
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International Research & Summer Projects
This session addresses issues unique to international research, travel, and other summer projects.
March 6, 2018 at 2-3 PM
Lathrop Hall B137
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Considerations for Qualitative Research, Research with Minors, and Research involving Technology
This session will focus on additional considerations for performing qualitative research, research with minors, research involving technology and other unique research areas.
April 5, 2018 at 10-11 AM
Lathrop Hall B137
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Data Storage/Retention and PAM Reviews
This session will cover requirements for study teams once a study has final IRB approval, and how to ensure that research data is stored in compliance with campus data retention policies. Representative(s) from the PAM (Post-Approval Monitoring) Program, a part of the VCRGE office, will be included on the panel for this session.

I Have IRB Approval – Now What?
Interaction with the IRB does not end after obtaining initial approval for your project. This session explores the complete life cycle of a human subjects research project after IRB approval, including: Changes, Continuing Review, Reportable Events, Study Completion, Data Storage, and Potential Audits.
April 25, 2018 at 10-11 AM
Lathrop Hall B137
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