IRB Training Opportunities

The HSPP is committed to educating the research community. We offer a variety of training opportunities. With the implementation of the new electronic system, eIRB, trainings will be centered around teaching users how to learn this new system. For information about eIRB training opportunities, please visit our eIRB Information webpage. 

Spring 2022 Workshop Series

IRB Basics | Monday, January 24, 2pm-3:30pm Click here to enroll

This training session will cover a basic overview of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), how to prepare a submission, helpful hints, and a demonstration of creating and submitting a new project in eIRB. Bring your draft IRB submissions to follow along during the session. Please note attendance is limited to 50 participants for this session.

Reliance Process and External IRB Submissions | Thursday, February 24, 1pm-2:30pm Click here to enroll

This training session will cover a basic overview of the Single IRB (sIRB) process, Reliance Agreements (i.e., traditional, SMART IRB, IREx), how to prepare an External IRB submission in eIRB, and Investigator responsibilities for ceded research. Please note attendance is limited to 50 participants for this session.

Responsibilities of Advisor/Co-PI, Scientific, and Department Reviewers for IRB Submissions | Wednesday, March 30, 10am-11:30am Click here to enroll

This training session will provide an overview of the responsibilities of Advisors/Co-PIs, Scientific Reviewers, and Department/Center/Section Reviewers when providing their approval to PIs for IRB submissions. This session will also provide a demonstration on how each signatory can provide their approval for IRB submissions.

How to Prevent IRB Non-Compliance | Tuesday, April 26, 9am-10:30am Click here to enroll

This training session will provide tips on how researchers can prevent non-compliance with local and federal human research policies. This session will also review the HSPP investigator self-assessment tools, including when and how to use them. Please note attendance is limited to 30 participants for this session.

Informed Consent Workshop | Friday, May 20, 10:30am-12pm Click here to enroll

This training session will provide an overview of Informed Consent processes. The most frequent errors seen by HSPP Staff when reviewing consent forms and documents and how to avoid those errors will be discussed. This session will also include a “how-to” portion on drafting consent forms. Bring your draft consent forms to follow along during the session. Please note attendance is limited to 30 participants for this session.

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 Human Subjects Protection Program presents training classes throughout the year 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