2016 Fall IRB Days

The George Washington University's Office of Human Research invites you to attend the Second Annual Fall IRB Days. This is a great cost-free opportunity to learn more about federal regulations, issues related to social behavior research, e-consent, deception in research and more!

Responsible Conduct of Research certificates and training credits will be provided for all attendees.

Space is limited, so please review the schedule below and RSVP to [email protected] with the sessions you plan to attend.

Download the Fall IRB Days Poster


Tuesday, September 20: Biomedical Day

9:00-9:45am
Risks and Benefits

Exploration of risks and benefits in research, including identification, minimization of risk, and potential to unduly influence subjects.
Beginner to Intermediate

10:00-10:45am
E-Consent

Challenges of e-consenting and what the IRB needs to know when proposing an electronic consent method.
Intermediate

1:00-2:30pm
Biobanking

Common issues surrounding the use of biobanking and what researchers can expect with changes to regulatory requirements.
Intermediate to Advanced


Wednesday, September 21: Social/Behavioral Day

9:00-9:45am
Risks and Benefits

Exploration of risks and benefits in research, including identification, minimization of risk, and potential to unduly influence subjects.
Beginner to Intermediate

10:00-10:45am
Risks in Qualitative Research

In-depth discussion about risks unique to qualitative research.
Beginner to Intermediate

1:00-1:45pm
Research in Schools

Dialogue with education researchers focusing on the challenges of conducting research in schools. IRB staff will be on hand to provide regulatory guidance on school-based research. Guest panelists include Alexander Dent, PhD (CCAS) and Sharon Lynch, PhD (GSEHD).
Intermediate

2:00-2:45pm
Deception in Research

When is deception in research necessary and how can researchers provide truly informed consent for these studies?
Intermediate


Thursday, September 22: Combined Day

9:00-10:30am
IRB Process

An overview of the IRB for those who may be new to the process or what a refresher.
Beginner

1:00-1:45pm
QA/QI and Program Evaluations

When does a quality assurance/quality improvement project or program evaluation meet the definition of human subjects research?
Beginner to Intermediate

2:00-2:45pm
Standard of Practice vs. Research

How to conduct a research study when a standard of practice is in the mix. Focus will be on outlining risks and benefits, as well as consent information.
Beginner to Intermediate