IRB Seminar Series

The NYU IRB continues its seminar series on the responsibilities of researchers, faculty sponsors and NYU for the protection of human subjects research. The seminars are open to anyone with interest in research involving human subjects and should be of special interest to current and future human subjects researchers. Issues discussed at these seminars are relevant to all NYU Faculty, students, and administrators that are involved in the research process.

Request a seminar not listed here by completing the IRB Training Request Form.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of NYU's in-person meetings are moving to an online format. To ensure the privacy of the participants in our sessions, we will now need to send out the Zoom link via e-mail. To register and receive the link to the seminar, please email Please provide your name and NYU Net ID. Please use your NYU email account for all correspondence.

Fall 2020 Seminars

Introduction to the IRB

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12 Noon

Presenters: Marguarette Bolton-Blatt and Alison Dewhurst

This seminar is for investigators new to the NYU IRB and IRBs in general. The presenters will provide an overview of submission requirements, a quick look at the federal regulations, and the ethics of human subject research, including the challenges of conducting human research during the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a question and answer session immediately following the presentation.

Cayuse IRB Overview

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12 Noon

Presenter: Austin Browning  

The Cayuse IRB Overview is meant to be an introduction to the Cayuse IRB software application. This seminar will teach attendees how to gain access to the system, create a study, and submit an application to the Washington Square IRB. We will also go over common pitfalls users encounter and how to avoid them.

Most Common Mistakes Made in IRB Protocols

CANCELLED - Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12 Noon

Presenters: Liz Andersen and Scott Fisher

This seminar will review the more frequent issues that require the IRB to return submissions for investigators to address, such as unfulfilled training, the difference between a waiver of consent and a waiver of documentation of consent, and misidentifying whether identifiable data will be recorded. This seminar is intended for individuals with experience submitting IRB protocols. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions about the most common mistakes they’ve had with IRB protocols.