The Office of Research Compliance will offer on-campus help sessions/workshops this semester for researchers who are planning to submit, or are in the process of revising, new applications (protocols) for IRB review, amendments, or continuing reviews of their human subject research projects. The help sessions will be held at various locations on campus for the convenience of researchers in different departments, but all researchers are welcome to attend any of the scheduled sessions. All locations will have wireless Internet connections. Researchers should bring their own laptop.
The first help session is scheduled for:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Marrs McLean Science Building, room 245
Office staff will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in the following areas:
- Explaining the various templates and forms available to researchers;
- Answering questions about the information required in the protocol, consent forms, and/or application forms;
- Addressing IRB required modifications appropriately;
- Discussing options for recruitment, informed consent forms and processes, confidentiality/privacy practices;
- Providing guidance on more complex research design issues:
- Research using physiological devices or biomedical procedures
- Investigator responsibilities for research on sensitive topics or use of deception methods
- Use of mobile applications, social media, or other emerging technologies in research
- IRBNet and CITI training
Watch for future sessions throughout the fall semester.
If you need help but are unable to attend to a help session, please contact Deb Penney at 254-710-3708 to make an appointment.