2008 Webinar: Hot Topics for IRBS/HRPPs

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Hot Topics for IRBs/HRPPs was an intermediate-level program that addressed some of the most frequently vexing issues facing institutional review board/human research protection program (IRB/HRPP) professionals and will provide in-depth information and concrete strategies for enhancing your IRB’s or HRPP's operations. Examples of best practices were given, and participants gained insight into areas in which enhancement of their policies and procedures may be needed.


The audience for this webinar included all those engaged in IRB/HRPP work and/or those engaged in conducting research more broadly. IRB chairs, administrators, staff, and members, as well as institutional officials/signatory officials, researchers, and industry representatives found this webinar beneficial.


In this engaging and highly practical offering from our highly respected faculty, participants learned more about...

  • Registration of clinical trials
  • QA studies - do they need to be classified as "human subjects research"?
  • Who is "engaged in research"?
  • State law and IRBs


Mark Barnes, JD, LLM
Mr. Barnes, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has practiced and taught law and has administered government programs in the healthcare field for the past 20 years. He is recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the fields of research compliance, the practice and ethics of clinical trials, and medical privacy. Mr. Barnes represents medical schools, hospitals, and major pharmaceutical companies in matters related to scientific research, stem cell and genetic research, research grants, clinical trials, Medicare reimbursement, and medical privacy.

Jeffrey Cohen, PhD, CIP
Dr. Cohen is the President of HRP Associates, Inc., a firm engaged in training and consulting in human research protections. Previously, Dr. Cohen served as Associate Dean, Responsible Conduct of Research at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Prior to his service at Weill Medical College, Dr. Cohen served as Director, Division of Education and Development in the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, Dr. Cohen was responsible for OHRP's human subjects education program, including coordinating a national program of educational workshops, developing and disseminating educational materials, making presentations and conducting training sessions for institutions and professional organizations, and developing online training materials.