IRB Process Training

IRB Training Opportunities

The Office for Responsible Research (ORR) has launched a training program for new, as well as experienced, investigators including graduate students, faculty, and staff who conduct research involving human subjects.

    IRB 101: Navigating the IRB Submission Process

    IRB 101: Navigating the IRB Submission Process is a recurring session.  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 IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process.

    Upcoming Class Dates:  TBD

    • CANCELLED in response to COVID-19 directives--Tuesday, March 31, 2020: 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Kingland Building, suite 202, 2420 Lincoln Way

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

    IRB Basics Series

    Additionally, we offer a 3-part series covering IRB Basics.  This series addresses different components of human subjects research in a more in-depth manner. This series is being offered once in the fall and once in the spring, but it is not necessary for you to attend all three sessions in the same semester.  Please select the date for each topic that works best with your schedule when you register. Topics and upcoming class dates are as follows: 

         1.  IRB Basics: Does this project need IRB Oversight?
    hursday, January 30, 2020: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, MU Gold Room

    This session is the first of a 3-part series covering IRB Basics. Here 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.  Register HERE.

         2.  IRB Basics: Protecting Human Subjects
    uesday, February 11, 2020: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, MU Cardinal 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. Register HERE.
         3.  IRB Basics: The Informed Consent Process
    Thursday, February 27, 2020: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, MU 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.  Register HERE.

    If you have any questions about the training, please contact Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, 294-7792.

    IRB Requirements for Collaborative, Cooperative, and Multi-Site Research

    In an effort to streamline the IRB review process, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has instituted a requirement for Single IRB [sIRB] review of NIH-funded multi-site studies, involving non-exempt human subjects research, in which each site conducts the same protocol. Beginning January 20, 2020, the 2018 Revised Common Rule extends the sIRB review requirement to all “cooperative research” (human subjects research involving one or more institutions) funded by a federal agency that is a Common Rule signatory.

    The purpose of this training opportunity is to provide an overview of new sIRB requirements, outline to what studies the sIRB requirements apply, and to describe the process for implementing IRB reliance agreements at Iowa State University.

    Upcoming Class Dates:

    • TBD

    If you have any questions about the training, please contact Jennifer Ensley Gorshe, 294-7792.