IRB Seminar Series Presented
y Dr. Jane McCutcheon

The Office of the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects continues its seminar series on the responsibilities of researchers, faculty sponsors and NYU for the protection of human subjects in research. The seminars are open to anyone with an interest in research involving human subjects, and should be of special interest to persons currently conducting research with humans or that are planning to conduct research with humans. Issues discussed at these seminars are relevant to all NYU Faculty, students and administrators that are involved in the research process.

Please register for individual seminars by sending an e-mail to Include the date and title of the seminar you wish to attend in the subject line of your e-mail.

Seminars will be held at NYU’s Office of Sponsored Programs Conference Room, 665 Broadway, Suite 801. The three (3) brown bag seminars will begin promptly at 1:00pm.

Please note: If less than four (4) people register for a seminar, that session will be cancelled. Should this happen, we will notify the registrants only.

Seminars for Fall 2018 are as follows:

IRB Made Easy*
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (12 - 2 p.m.)

Are you a researcher at NYU, or the faculty sponsor for a student research project, or is there someone you know who could benefit from a short session on IRB basics? "IRB Made Easy" is the first in a series of seminars that have been created to help investigators negotiate the submission, review and approval process of human subjects research.

IRB made easy covers:
* Principles of conducting ethical human subjects research;
* Types of review;
* Working with other entities, especially non-institutional entities;
* The application process itself; Cayuse IRB common pitfalls.

*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.

Ethical Treatment of Humans as Research Subjects
(IRB for RCR)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (1 - 3 p.m.)

Attendees must arrive promptly at 1:00pm. Since credit is granted for this course, if you arrive late, you will no be granted admittance to, nor credit for, this course.

Are you considering participating in a research study? Do you have questions about what are your rights as a research subject? Do you wonder what is and is not covered by IRB regulations? Do you need a final credit for your RCR training? If you answer yes to any of these questions, please join the seminar on IRB considerations for Responsible Conduct of Research.

NOTE: This is the only course in this series that can be used for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.

Overview of the New Common Rule, and an overview of the test Exempt Wizard*
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (1 - 3 p.m.)

This seminar will cover two topics: (1) the upcoming new Federal regulations known as the Common Rule, and (2) an overview of the test Exempt Wizard.

(1) What is the Common Rule? (
What are the changes that will be in effect January 21, 2019?
How does this affect my research?

(2) A review of the Exempt Wizard that is currently being tested. Here is a link for more information:

*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.

Internet Research*
No Fall Sessions

This session will examine internet research using a three-tier approach that emphasizes the regulatory, ethical, and technical considerations unique to internet research. This session will explore principles essential to responsible research, and provide practical guidelines that can be applied in internet research protocols such as online surveys, internet gaming, social media, crowd sourcing, and mobile monitoring. This session is intended for individuals who want to understand the basic elements and the in-depth complexities of the internet as a tool and venue for research.

*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.

Intro to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)*
No Fall sessions

Under the Federal Regulations, some Social Behavioral studies will fall under Clinical Trials. If a study is deemed a clincal trial, and is funded by the NIH, NIH is requiring that all funded research personnel take Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.

This seminar is an overview of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and does not qualify for the GCP training requirement. GCP is the international ethical, scientific, and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted. Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety, and well-being of research participants are protected and that research data are reliable.

*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.