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IRB-HSBS Educational Sessions, Winter 2015

Introduction to the IRB

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
3:30-4:30 p.m.
SEB 2302

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.


Exempt, Not- Regulated, and Secondary Use

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
3:30-4:30 pm
SEB 2302

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.


Working with Collaborators

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
3:30-4:30 pm
SEB 2302

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


International Research

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
3:00-4:30 pm
SEB 2302

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


NEW SESSION: Research versus Program Evaluation

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
3:30-4:30 pm
SEB 2302

This session covers distinctions between IRB regulated human subjects research and non-regulated program evaluations.


  • 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.