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IRB-HSBS Educational Series, Fall 2014

Introduction to the IRB

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
3:30-4:30 p.m.
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.


Fundamentals of Informed Consent

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
3:30-4:30 pm
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, October 28, 2014
3:30-4:30 pm
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: Working with Collaborators

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
3:00-4:30 pm
Conference Room 540 E. Liberty Suite 202

This session addresses the issue of ensuring that all collaborating researchers (non U-M affilliates) have appropriate IRB oversight while avoiding duplicate reviews. IRB Authorization, Individual Investigator, and Collaborating Institutional Agreements are covered.


NEW SESSION: Students and Employees as Research Subjects

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

This session covers protections for potentially vulnerable subject populations.


  • 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.