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All sessions are held in Engelmann 242/248.

IRB Basics
This training session covers a basic overview of the IRB, how to prepare a submission, helpful hints, and a demonstration of IRBManager. Repeats monthly.

  • Friday, September 22, 2-3 pm
  • Wednesday, October 18, 3-4 pm
  • Wednesday, November 15, 1-2 pm

International Research.  
Friday, September 29, 10:30-11:30 am
Doing research abroad can be a daunting task, and there are many special ethical and practical considerations. Come find out what you need to know – BEFORE you go!

Informed Consent Workshops

Informed consent is a crucial part of human subjects research. Don’t put a jargon-filled template in front of subjects and ask them to sign; it is your responsibility as a researcher to ensure that every person who participates in your study understands what s/he is agreeing to. These workshops will teach you how to obtain truly informed consent. You can sign up for one or both.

  • Part 1: The consent form.  Tuesday, October 10, 2-3 pm 
    This workshop will go beyond the templates; you’ll learn the art of writing a consent document that your participants can actually understand. You’ll see examples of good consents and … less good … consents, and will also have a chance to try your hand at writing with immediate feedback.
  • Part 2: The consent process. Thursday, November 2, 10:30-11:30 am
    The consent process is not a one-time event that begins with a form and ends with a signature. From recruitment through the end of the study, you’ll learn how to obtain consent ethically and respectfully, and ensure that your subjects are willing, understanding participants. You’ll also have a chance to role-play an informed consent discussion.


In-Class Presentations
We are also available to give presentations to individual classes during business hours (8-4). To request an in-class training session, send an email to Include your name, the location, course title, some date/time options that work for you, and what topic(s) you would like us to cover.

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to accommodate any more evening classes for fall 2017.

**NOTE: This is NOT the human subjects research training required for PIs and Student PIs. See the Human Subjects Training page**