HSPP Training Opportunities

The UA Human Subject's Protection Program (HSPP) is committed to meeting the educational needs of the research community. This page contains information about various educational and training opportunities offered throughout the year. 

For Information and how-to videos related to eIRB, please visit the eIRB Information webpage

Fall 2022 Workshop Series (NEW!)

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) is pleased to introduce the Fall 2022 virtual workshop series.  Topics were chosen based on research community input and current IRB hot topics. The online ZOOM workshops are open to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, and staff involved in the conduct and management of human subject’s research.
Attendance is limited, so please register early.


Ethical & Regulatory Foundation of Human Subjects Research & IRB Review 29Aug2022 Workshop [Recording]

This workshop will provide an in-depth background about the ethical and regulatory history of Human Subjects Research and IRB Review. It will cover ethical principles including the Nuremberg Code, The Belmont Report, WMA Declaration of Helsinki as well as the regulatory requirements of The Common Rule 45 CFR 46 and FDA 21 CFR 50 & 56, which guide IRB review. Additional protections for vulnerable populations will also be discussed.  This is an interactive session and reading materials will be sent out after registration.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful IRB Submissions

Wednesday, September 21, 10:30 pm- 12 pm ENROLL

This workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to submitting projects for IRB review, including how to submit a new project in eIRB. Topics include determining if IRB review is needed, training requirements, preparing the IRB application, obtaining required and additional approvals, and helpful hints for successful submissions. Links to forms and helpful resources will be provided.


Informed Consents & Waivers

Thursday, October 20, 2 pm-3:30 pm ENROLL

This training session will provide an overview of the Informed Consent processes and what information needs to be present depending on study design. The Appendix for Waiver or Alteration of Consent or PHI will also be discussed. In addition, this session will include a “how-to” portion on drafting consent forms, and useful tips to help avoid frequent errors.


Let’s Talk About Research Data

Monday, November 21, 10:30 am – 12 pm ENROLL

This workshop will provide information about research data collection, sharing, protections and related protocol and consent requirements. Federal Data Management Plan and data repository requirements including what needs to be added to the protocol and consent will also be covered. In addition, this session also includes discussion about retrospective data review and touches on PHI, CRDW and GDPR requirements.  Links to forms and helpful resources will be provided.


Your Study is Approved, Now What?

Monday, December 12, 2:30 pm - 4 pm ENROLL

This workshop will provide an overview of the post-approval responsibilities of PIs and Advisors. It will also cover Modifications, Continuing Reviews, Closures, Study Transfers, as well as Compliance and Audit Readiness. Differences between Minimal Risk 2018, Exempt, Expedited, Full Committee and Deferred studies will be highlighted. This session will also provide an overview of HSPP resources, forms and tools related to post-approval activities. 

Virtual Office Hours

HSPP representatives will be available every other week starting on Thursday, 1/6/2022 from 10-11am These office hours are hosted by UAHS HSIB. Join via Zoom using this link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86232995912. Registration is not required to attend these sessions. 

To request an individual office hour session, please contact vpr-irb@arizona.edu.

Pre-Recorded Trainings

Request a Training

The HSPP also presents training and classes upon request. If you are interested in setting up training on a specific topic, or are interested in having an HSPP member present training at a class, lab, or faculty meeting, please contact Courtney Hammel, courtneyolson@arizona.edu, or vpr-irb@arizona.edu.  You can also provide input for future workshops and training opportunities by using the research community input survey.