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IRB-HSBS Education

Required Regulatory Training

Certification in the PEERRS Human Subjects Research Protections e-learning module is required for U-M principal investigators and certain study team members engaged in the conduct of human subjects research.  See HRPP Education Resources for details.

 

HIPAA training is required if your research involves access to Protected Health Information (PHI).  See the HIPAA Training options offered by the UMHS Compliance Program for details. (Note: U-M VPN connection required for non-Michigan Medicine personnel.)

Let IRB-HSBS help you learn more about human subjects protections, the IRB application, IRB processes, and eResearch. Go beyond the basic regulatory training!

The IRB-HSBS offers a variety of training and educational opportunties to assist your ongoing knowledge regarding human subjects research administration and more.

Seminar Series - Vulnerability in Research with Human Participants

June 7, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Zoom Webinar Registration(link is external)
Agenda

Some research participants are members of specifically identified and protected vulnerable research participant populations (such as children, pregnant women, and prisoners) and other groups of individuals entitled to special safeguards (such as those who are cognitively impaired or economically or educationally disadvantaged). This seminar will discuss what vulnerability means in the context of recruiting and enrolling participants and focus on the kinds of vulnerability that may exist in research although not explicitly described in the regulations.

IRBMED and IRB-HSBS are co-hosting this seminar and are pleased to have U-M researchers, Professors Sunghee Lee and Robert Hymes, and Clinical Research Project Manager Jaimie Ziolkowski as presenters to share how they evaluate the circumstances under which research participants are being asked to consent and provide additional safeguards for those who may be vulnerable in some way. IRBMED and IRB-HSBS leadership will also participate in this important discussion to address vulnerability in the context of research.

Education Sessions - Winter 2022

View the FULL SCHEDULE for dates, times, locations, and registration instructions.

Getting started?  

For members of the U-M community who are new to the university or to working with the IRB to obtain approval for human subjects research, the IRB-HSBS offers the following in-person/instructor-led options.

General Education Sessions 

Presentations and seminars on basic topics, including:  Introduction to the IRB, eResearch Basics, Informed Consent Fundamentals, and How to Submit an Amendment.  All presentations are approximately one hour in length and are offered at a Central Campus location.

See the CURRENT SCHEDULE for topics, dates, and locations.

In-Class and Unit Presentations

Can't attend a General Education Session?  Need a different topic?  We'll come to you!  IRB-HSBS staff can provide education sessions that are tailored to the needs of your class or group. Contact the IRB Office at (734) 936-0933 or irbhsbs@umich.edu to learn more or schedule a presentation.

Want to ask questions about your own project or IRB-related issue?

IRB-HSBS staff are happy to answer questions about your project via phone or face-to-face meetings.  Please don't hesitate to contact us for help!

IRB On the Road (OTR) 

OTR provides researchers the opportunity to discuss their own projects with IRB-HSBS staff, ask questions about the IRB application or processes, and get help on an individual basis in an informal setting. Contact the IRB if your unit is not listed and you would like to arrange for a visit by the IRB staff.

See the CURRENT SCHEDULE for locations, dates, and times, and staff.

Need a refresher?

There are a variety of online resources that cover IRB topics that you can view, listen to, or read  at your leisure.  

U-MIC Online Educational Materials

Designed for all U-M researchers by IRBMED and IRB-HSBS staff, the University of Michigan IRB Collaborative (U-MIC) offers brief recorded presentations that address topics related to the ethical conduct of human subjects research as well as various U-M IRB processes and procedures.  

See the U-MIC listings    ~ Hosted by IRBMED

References and Resources

Questions?

For scheduling or questions, contact:

IRB Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0933
irbhsbs@umich.edu