June 2011 Regional Meeting


On June 22, 2011 PRIM&R offered two highly acclaimed educational programs: Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101sm -  Biomedical Research and IRB 201.

PRIM&R held these courses in collaboration with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) following the Office of Human Research Protections’ National Research Community Forum, also co-sponsored by DFCI, on June 21, 2011.

IRB 101sm - Biomedical Research
Wednesday, June 22, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
IRB 101sm - Biomedical Research featured a series of lectures, interactive discussions, and case studies. The faculty member leading this course reviewed:

  • The development of the federally mandated IRB system within the United States
  • The underlying ethical principles and procedures for reviewing research involving the protection of human subjects
  • The key components of the regulations that govern IRB operations

Learn more by viewing the agenda for IRB 101sm.

Faculty for IRB 101sm:

  • Elizabeth Bankert, MA
  • Leonard Glantz, JD

IRB 201
Wednesday, June 22, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
IRB 201 was designed for human research protections program (HRPP)/IRB members and staff who understand the fundamentals of HRPP/IRB operations and who are interested in obtaining the next level of training. Participants gained  the knowledge and skills required both to serve as effective reviewers and to teach others to become effective reviewers. During this course, attendees became familiar with key criteria for the review of research, including:

  • Risks to participants are minimized
  • Risks are reasonable in relation to anticipated benefits
  • Subject selection is equitable
  • Informed consent will be sought and waivers of informed consent will be obtained when warranted
  • Informed consent will be documented including waivers of documentation
  • Research plan makes adequate provisions for monitoring safety
  • Adequate provisions are made to protect privacy and maintain confidentiality
  • Additional safeguards are put in place for participants likely to be vulnerable to coercion or undue influence

Learn more by viewing the agenda for IRB 201.

Faculty forIRB 201:

  • Jeffrey Cooper, MD, MMM
  • Moira Keane, MA, CIP