Educational Opportunities

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 12:00pm.

Seminars for Fall 2016 are as follows:

IRB Made Easy*
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (12-2pm)

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; the new Evisions application.
*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.

International Research Concerns*
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (12-2pm)

It is the responsibility of researchers to provide individuals, who serve as international human subjects, with the same protections they would receive if the research were conducted in the United States. Additionally, individual countries or regions have their own regulations which researchers must familiarize themselves with and follow.

This seminar provides guidance for researchers in developing their international research plans and for addressing specific questions relating to the IRB review of protocols involving international study sites:

⇒ International FWAs, IRBs, and REBs
⇒ Requirements for federally-funded research
⇒ Knowledge of local research context (Investigator and IRB requirements)
⇒ Protecting confidentiality in international settings
⇒ Changes in consent process to accommodate local norms and to protect study subjects
⇒ Planning ahead, addressing locale-specific risks, thinking globally
*This course is not eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.

Ethical Treatment of Humans as Research Subjects
(IRB for RCR) - Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (12-2pm)

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. Attendees must arrive promptly at 12:00pm. Since credit is granted for this course, if you arrive late, you will not be granted admittance to, nor credit for, this course.