CRS Elective

Webinar: Risk Mitigation in Mixed  Social, Behavioral, and Education Research and Biomedical Research 
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. -8:45 a.m.
Location: Cancer Institute           Floor: 10th                Room: Strauss- McCaskill Conference Center

Recorded on: November 15, 2018

Description: Using case studies, this session will focus on risk mitigation in research involving both biomedical and social science methods. Case studies will include piloting initiatives to overcome reluctance to utilize support/recovery services for persons affected by opioid abuse, and an evaluation of an early intervention program to ameliorate psychosocial effects of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in youth who play contact sports. Attendees should have a basic foundation in human research protections ethics and principles, including the criteria for approval and definitions from DHHS and FDA regulations before attending this session. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

Learning Objectives:
•Review the nature of the risks, harms, and impacts associated with mixed SBER/biomedical research
•Explore factors likely to contribute to increased risk in research spanning both medical and social/behavioral arenas
•Discuss how to design research with sufficient protections and minimize risk through study design

1.25  CRS Elective Credits

My Compass Course ID: 1963-0329


CRS Elective

Webinar: Insights to Inspire Webinar: 4 Strategies for Improving Your IRB Turnaround Time 
Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: Institute on Aging           Floor: 1st Floor               Room: 1160

Description:Looking to improve your IRB Common Metric? Join us for a webinar with team members from University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the University of Texas Medical College Branch (UTMB), to learn about the strategies they use to improve their IRB turnaround times.

  • UMMS and UTMB’s insights on how they improved their IRB Common Metric
  • Inspiration from UMMS and UTMB on how other hubs can improve their turnaround time
  • Time for open discussion and opportunity to ask questions of UMMS and UTMB learns

1.5 CRS Elective Credits

My Compass Course ID: 1963-0331


CRS Elective

Webinar: Real-World Approaches to Informed Consent under the Revised Common Rule
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m.
Location: Rahn (College of Public Health) Building           Floor: Ground                     Room: G232

Overview: As the end of the first year of the revised Common Rule era approaches, it’s time for a check-in: how is the human subjects research oversight community doing so far with the new requirements? In particular, how have we acclimated to the revised Common Rule’s implications for informed consent? Many institutions have incorporated the new requirement for a summary of key information to assist potential research subjects in understanding the reasons why they might or might not want to participate in a study. There is less clarity, however, around other items, including return of research results and future use of identifiable data and biospecimens.

In lieu of official guidance, learning from one another is paramount. During this webinar, three panelists will share insights related to their institutional policies and procedures in this area. Join us to discuss successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

•Overview of the informed consent requirements in the revised Common Rule ◦New requirements and proposed benefits
◦Challenges that were anticipated prior to the implementation date
◦Broader implications of these requirements for policy and institutional practices

•Real-world experiences from three institutions pertaining to the key information summary ◦New consent form language, training, reception by research subjects, new policies, and future plans

•Challenges and questions pertaining to return of results and future use of identifiable data and biospecimens

What will I learn?

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
•Describe current challenges, successes, lessons learned, and innovations pertaining to the new informed consent requirements in the revised Common Rule
•Identify strategies that could benefit your organization in adapting to the regulatory changes

1.25  CRS Elective Credits

My Compass Course ID: 1963-0322