IRB Workshops & Outreach

The IRB office offers a variety of workshops throughout the academic year that address the IRB review process as well as other relevant topics related to human subjects research. Outreach sessions for groups and departments are available upon request (see below).


The ED/SBS IRB offers a diverse curriculum of workshops throughout the academic year.  Although not required to attend (unless otherwise indicated), we would appreciate if you register for the workshop(s) you plan to attend so that we can prepare appropriately.  To register please use the links provided below. 

IRB Meet & Greet
This event offers the chance for students, faculty, and staff to become more familiar with the ED/SBS IRB office and staff.  All are welcome, but individuals new to research or UW-Madison are strongly encouraged to attend!  There will be informal/drop-in time to interact one-on-one with the IRB Staff for introductions and any questions about the IRB process.  Although registration is not necessary for this event, it would be very helpful for ordering refreshments.

An Introduction to the IRB
This session offers an overview of the IRB process and procedures.  This includes required training, working in ARROW, developing a protocol application and supporting documents, and the IRB review process.

How to Avoid Delays in the IRB Approval Process
This session will address the most frequent errors seen by IRB Staff when reviewing protocol submissions and how to avoid them.  Also, a checklist of items that can slow the approval process of a protocol submission will be reviewed.

Consent Considerations
This session will review, in detail, each of the consent processes that may be used when conducting research.  Also, the most frequent errors seen by IRB Staff when reviewing consent forms and documents and how to avoid those errors will be discussed.

Considerations for Qualitative Research, Research with Minors, and Research involving Technology
This session will focus on additional considerations for performing qualitative research, research with minors, research involving technology and other unique research areas.

International Research & Summer Projects
This session addresses issues unique to international research, travel, and other summer projects.

I Have IRB Approval - Now What?
Interaction with the IRB does not end aftre obtaining initial approval for your project.  This session explores the complete life-cycle of a human subjects research project after IRB approval, including:  Changes, Continuing Review, Reportable Events, Study Completion, Data Storage, and Potential Audits

*In-person workshops are generally held in Lathrop Hall.  Persons requiring disability access should use the north entrance of Lathrop Hall (off Lathrop Drive).  Please note there is a steep slope to reach this entrance so please plan accordingly.

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Outreach Events

Would your class, department, or group be interested in learning more about the IRB?  Our office can plan an outreach session to fit your needs!

An IRB staff member would be happy to come to a department meeting, research methods class, or hold a brown bag session to help faculty, students, and other researchers learn more about the IRB process.  We can also address specific topics such as international research, research on campus, research with minors, social media and other new technologies research, etc.

To schedule an outreach event, please contact a member of the IRB staff.  Contact information can be found here.

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Owner:Laura C.Group:Education and Social/Behavioral Science IRB
Created:2018-10-19 13:00 CDTUpdated:2021-04-20 09:48 CDT
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