Ethical Research Oversight Course (E-ROC)

E-ROC Update

E-ROC is temporarily unavailable. The course is being updated to be in compliance with the revised Common Rule. We are taking this opportunity to improve the course's usability by giving it a new and improved look and feel. We aim to make the updated course available to users as early as possible in 2018. All current and former E-ROC subscribers will be notified directly when the course is available again. We appreciate your patience as we work to make the course a more effective and engaging learning experience for your IRB members. Please contact Nora Murphy, online learning manager, if you have any questions.

PRIM&R's Ethical Research Oversight Course (E-ROC) 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.

Program Learning Objectives

IRB members who complete E-ROC will be able to:

  • Define the function and purpose of IRBs
  • Describe the ethical principles and regulations that govern human subjects research
  • Apply these principles and rules to biomedical, behavioral, and social science protocols
  • Effectively express and explain one’s opinions during an IRB meeting

HRPP/IRB staff members who complete E-ROC will be able to:

  • Utilize the tools and strategies described to build and strengthen an effective IRB
  • Communicate more clearly with investigators and other institutional staff members
  • Find and utilize the resources necessary to stay abreast of regulatory changes

The result? Improved knowledge of what is required, why it is required, and what constitutes a best practice.