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Human Subjects Seminar Series
presented by Dr. 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 Please 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. All brown bag seminars will begin promptly. Please note that two sessions begin at 12:00 p.m., and two begin at 11:30 a.m.


Seminars for Spring 2016 are as follows:


IRB Made Easy* - Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (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;
⇒ the application process itself; the new Evisions application
⇒ Common pitfalls.

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

Cayuse Evisions – UCAIHS/IRB New Submission Process* - Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (12-2 p.m.)

This new process, encompassing creation, submission, and review for all human subjects protocols, including initial, continuing reviews, and amendments, will replace the current email-based IRB submission system. The software features smart submission forms, which will prompt investigators to answer only those questions pertinent to their research, and built-in help to provide immediate assistance. This session will give you an overview of how to apply through this new, electronic submission system.

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

Internet Research* - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., please note time change)

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.

Ethical Treatment of Humans as Research Subjects (IRB for RCR) -
April 27, 2016, (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., please note time change)

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.
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Human Subjects Training

Anyone submitting an application to the NYU IRB must complete this tutorial prior to review of the application.

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