IRB 101

IRB 101sm is a full-day program that will provide attendees with the core concepts and fundamental knowledge needed to succeed as members of a human research protection program (HRPP) and/or an IRB. It is available through PRIM&R's At Your Doorstep program, as a pre-conference program, or at a workshop or boot camp (when available).

Through a series of lectures, discussions, and case studies, attendees learn:

  • How the federally mandated IRB system developed within the United States
  • Ethical principles underlying the federal regulations governing human subjects research
  • Key components of the regulations that govern IRB operations and research activities
  • Procedures for reviewing research involving human subjects

In the afternoon portion of this program, attendees will divide into small groups for a more focused discussion of two distinct domains of research: social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER) or biomedical research. When delivered in the At Your Doorstep format, participating institutions can customize IRB 101sm by selecting case studies that address their specific learning objectives and research needs.

This program is ideal for those new to the field, or those interested in solidifying their understanding of the ethics and regulations governing research. It’s appropriate to those in a variety of roles - researchers and research staff, new IRB members and staff, compliance personnel, administrators, and more. For more details about the course, download a sample agenda.

What Past Participants Are Saying

Everyone in the field should take this course at least once a year.

IRB 101sm serves as a reminder of the ethical principles that we have been appointed to exercise and enforce.

This is a complex subject that requires discussion on a regular basis, preferably with an outside expert. Great presentation!

This program was amazing. The program answered many of my questions and provided contact information for additional follow-up.

Very eloquent, concise yet comprehensive treatment. Excellent targeted case. Engaging speaker.