IRB Process Training

New IRB Training Opportunities

The Office for Responsible Research (ORR) is launching a training program this spring for new, as well as experienced, investigators including graduate students, faculty, and staff who conduct research involving human subjects. Two types of training are offered.

IRB 101: Navigating the IRB Submission Process

IRB 101: Navigating the IRB Submission Process is offered on a recurring basis, on the second Thursday of each month.  As part of this presentation, participants learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the IRB. A member of the IRB staff will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process.

     Upcoming Class Dates: 

  •   August 9, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in 2015 Morrill
  •   September 13, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room
  •   October 4, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Room 3512
  •   November 7, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room
  •   January 24, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room
  •   February 15, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room
  •   March 14, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room
  •   April 24, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room

Register HERE, but if you don't get a chance to register, you are still welcome to attend!

IRB Basics Series

Additionally, we are offering a 4-part series (one session held each quarter) covering IRB Basics.  This series addresses different components of human subjects research in a more in-depth manner.  Topics and class dates are as follows: 

     1.  IRB Basics: Does this project need IRB Oversight?
          September 14, 2017
from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room

          In this session, participants learn the process to determine whether IRB oversight is required. Additionally, information about the various
          levels of IRB review (Exempt, Expedited, Full Committee) is shared.

     2.  IRB Basics: Protecting Human Subjects
          November 29, 2017
from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room

          This session includes discussion of risk in human subjects research and approaches for minimizing risk. The session also addresses
          participant confidentiality, as well as data security measures.         

     3.  IRB Basics: The Informed Consent Process
          February 1, 2018
from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room

          Learn about the informed consent process, which includes participant recruitment as well as the informed consent document.Discussion will
          include regulatory requirements and best practices for designing and administering informed consent.

     4.  IRB Basics: Best Practices for a Successful IRB Submission
          April 17, 2018
from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Memorial Union-Gold Room

          In this session, participants will learn about best practices and receive tips for ensuring a smooth IRB review process.

Those who are interested can register HERE. However, if you don't get a chance to register, you are still welcome to attend. If you have any questions about the training, please contact Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ensley@iastate.edu 294-7792.