Online learning is an important component of 21st century education, and PRIM&R’s Ethical Research Oversight Course (E-ROC) (formerly the Ethical Oversight of Human Subjects Research online course) is a thorough, authoritative, and user-friendly way to learn how to navigate the human subject protections landscape. E-ROC is geared toward new IRB members and staff, as well as toward those seeking a refresher on the core principles of research regulations and underlying ethical principles. Simulated IRB meetings and discussions provide a practical, and interactive, introduction to all aspects of research oversight. PRIM&R developed this course after assessing a need for reliable, affordable research ethics education.
E-ROC offers the perfect blend of critical information and adult learning pedagogy. Special features include:
The annual fees to access the course are as follows:
Please see a course table of contents here.View a webinar previewing the online course here.
*Pricing may be subject to change.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Boston University School of Medicine and PRIM&R. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The target audience for this course is IRB Members. The target audience for CME credit is physicians who serve as IRB members.
Institutional review boards (IRBs) oversee the application of ethical principles and regulations that protect human subjects, so it is essential that IRB members receive high quality education in these areas. Physicians serving on IRBs might lack adequate training regarding the ethical principles and regulations that govern the conduct of research with human subjects, and the role and scope of the IRB. This course seeks to address this knowledge gap.
IRB members who complete E-ROC will be able to:
HRPP/IRB staff members who complete E-ROC will be able to:
The result? Improved knowledge of what is required, why it is required, and what constitutes a best practice.
The following technical requirements are necessary to access the audio, video, and interactive features of this course:
Computer hardwareComputer: 500 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher (32- or 64-bit)Memory: 256 MB minimum Display: 800 X 600 screen resolution (1,024 x 768 or higher recommended) Multimedia: Sound card and headphones or speakers
Internet connection A minimum 256+ Kbps connection (higher connection speeds are recommended).
Acceptable browsers PC users (running Windows): Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, or Opera 9.5 and later.Macintosh users: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, or Google Chrome.
Other requirements Adobe Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (Flash Player 7 or later recommended). You can download it for free at the following links:
Leonard Glantz, JD, Course DirectorKaren M. HansenSusan Z. Kornetsky, MPH Stewart A. Laidlaw, PhD Linda Lewicki, PhD, RN, CIPHelen McGough, MA, CIPP. Pearl O'Rourke, MDTerry VandenBosch, PhD, RN, CIPAmy Davis, JD, MPHJoan Rachlin, JD, MPH
For more information about E-ROC, please refer to this list of Frequently Asked Questions.
This enduring material has been designated for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Information about CME, continuing education credit, and certificates of completion can be found here.
Continuing Medical Education by Boston University School of Medicine
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