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Webinar: (2018-10) Responsible Conduct of Research: What IRBs Need to Know

Integrity and the proper conduct of research are essential for the advancement of science and to maintain continued public trust in the research enterprise. While the US federal mandates concerning the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) primarily require institutions to provide training in specific topic areas, the movement to enhance integrity in research has grown worldwide. RCR principles are broad and provide scientists and scholars from every discipline with a framework of professional responsibilities. Many IRB professionals and members may not realize that “protection of human subjects” is one of the core RCR topics. What should you, as an IRB professional or IRB member, know about RCR, and how can you recognize and manage RCR issues to enhance and promote ethical research? (Presented on October 25, 2018)

During this webinar, speakers will provide IRB professionals and IRB members with foundational knowledge to help connect the dots between human subjects protections and RCR principles. Topics will include:
  • An overview of RCR, including the core topic areas (scientists as responsible citizens, mentor/mentee relationships, authorship, conflicts of interest, collaborative research issues, data management, use of vertebrate animals and human subjects, peer review, and misconduct); and emerging research integrity issues, such as reproducibility and the effects of institutional culture
  • The importance of RCR on a global and local level, including key principles from various international and institutional research codes of conduct, the difference between compliance and integrity, and the relationship between ethics and high-quality research
  • An examination of cases in human subjects research that have RCR implications
  • Tips for IRBs on how to spot RCR issues during review of noncompliance, the research record, and amendments; and tips on coordination and collaboration with other institutional bodies and staff around issues of ethics and integrity

What will I learn?

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Understand the federal RCR mandates and other international codes for responsible research practices
  • Learn how to recognize and handle research integrity matters that pertain to human subjects research
  • Leverage your Quality Improvement (QI) program to mitigate RCR issues that are most relevant to human subjects research

Who should attend?

IRB professionals, IRB members, research coordinators, and research administrators who are unfamiliar with or would like a refresher on RCR principles, will benefit from attending this webinar.

Continuing Education

Webinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 1 continuing education credit towards CIP recertification. Learn More »

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