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: 
          April 13, 2017 at 11 am in the Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall
          May 11, 2017 at 11 am (room TBD)

Log in and Register at Learn@ISU.

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 are as follows: 

     1.  IRB Basics: Does this project need IRB Oversight?

          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

          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

          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

          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 through the Learn@ISU system.  If you have any questions about the training, please contact Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, ensley@iastate.edu 294-7792.