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No sessions currently available. Check back in August for our Fall 2017 schedule, or contact us at to set up an individual appointment.

All sessions are held in Engelmann 242/248.

International Research
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!

IRB Basics
Offered approximately once per month, this training session covers a basic overview of the IRB, how to prepare a submission, helpful hints, and a demonstration of IRBManager. 

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. 
    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. 
    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. 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.

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