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IS Breakfast Series, IRB Overview and Help Session, 2/20/13

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am
301 College Ave Seminar Room

The Information Science Breakfast Series is a seminar-style meeting held one morning a week. The Series provides a venue to share, discover, and discuss research happening in Information Science. It is intended to be a less formal environment; and practice talks, works in progress, and elicitations for feedback on early-stage ideas are all welcome forms of presentation. 

Susan Lewis and Matthew Aldridge will give an IRB Protocol Information Session.

The IRB office offers on-campus overview sessions for researchers who are planning to submit, or are in the process of submitting, new applications protocols, amendments, or annual renewals for their human participant research projects.

IRB staff will be on hand to provide information/assistance in the following areas:

  • Answering questions about the information required in each section of the protocol;
  • Addressing reviewer questions/comments appropriately;
  • Discussing options for informed consent forms and processes;
  • Providing guidance on more complex research design issues:
    • Investigator responsibilities for research on sensitive topics or use of deception methods
    • Use of social media or other emerging technologies in research

You are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to get specific assistance for your applications for IRB review. Doing so will most likely reduce the need for revisions to an application and the overall cycle time for approval of submissions. It will also help the IRB staff better understand the nature of the issues that researchers experience when designing their research and trying to understand IRB requirements.