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IRB-HSBS Educational Series, Winter 2014

Introduction to the IRB

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
3:30-4:30 p.m.
IRB-HSBS Conference Room, 540 E. Liberty, Suite 202

The objectives of this session are (1) to review the underlying ethical principles that guide the work of the IRB, (2) to discuss the types of research regulated by the IRB, and (3) to outline the process of IRB review at UM.


eResearch Basics

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
2:00-3:30 pm
IRB-HSBS Conference Room 540 E. Liberty Suite 202

The objectives of this hands-on session are (1) to introduce eResearch, the electronic system for IRB submissions, (2) to review how to navigate in the eResearch system, and (3) to discuss how to prepare and submit applications in the eResearch system.


Fundamentals of Informed Consent

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
3:30-4:30 pm
IRB-HSBS Conference Room, 540 E. Liberty, Suite 202

The objectives of this session are (1) to provide the historical context of informed consent, (2) to review the regulations regarding informed consent, (3) to discuss waivers, and (4) to discuss ways to create an understandable informed consent document.


Exempt, Not-regulated, and Secondary Use

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
3:30-4:30 pm
IRB-HSBS Conference Room, 540 E. Liberty, Suite 202

This session covers (a) activities that are not subject to IRB oversight, (b) differences between not-regulated and exempt determinations, (c) specific categories of exemption, and (d) circumstances under which a "secondary use" application is appropriate.


NEW SESSION: International Research

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
3:30-4:30 pm
IRB-HSBS Conference Room, 540 E. Liberty, Suite 202

This session provides IRB-related guidance and resources for UM investigators engaged in international research.


  • All sessions are open to U-M faculty, staff, and students.
  • E-mail the IRB-HSBS office to register: irbhsbs@umich.edu. Be sure to include your name and department.