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Fall 2018 schedule will be available in August

Spring 2018 Training Sessions

All sessions are held in Engelmann 242/248.

NEW: Introduction to the New Regulations.  Friday, January 19, 2-3 pm
2018 brings with it a slew of changes to IRB review, as new federal regulations go into effect January 19. Come find out what’s changing at UWM as a result.

NEW: Post-Approval Monitoring.  Wednesday, February 7, 1:30-2:30 pm
As we implement a new monitoring process for ongoing studies, come find out what you can expect if your study is selected for review. We will cover the forms that will be used and go through the process step by step.

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, January 26, 2-3 pm
  • Tuesday, February 27, 9-10 am
  • Friday, March 30, 11 am -12 noon
  • Monday, April 30, 3-4 pm

International Research.  Thurs
day, March 1, 9:30-10:30 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. It is your responsibility as a researcher to ensure that all your study participants understand what they are 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.  Wednesday, March 14, 2:30-3:30 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. Friday, April 20, 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. 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.

If you would like to request an in-class presentation for a class that meets after 4 pm, please let us know as early in the semester as possible. We may not be able to accommodate all evening class requests.


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