Research conducted with students in elementary and secondary school settings presents specific considerations for IRBs and researchers. Through interactive case studies, the speakers will examine the following topics as they relate to research conducted in K-12 schools:
- Level of review: Is the project research with human subjects? If so, is it exempt, and if so, Category 1 or 2? Does it require full IRB review?
- Level of risk
- Consent considerations, including assent, parental permission, and possible alternatives
- Family Education Rights and Protections Act (FERPA), the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), and common misconceptions about the IRB's role in ensuring investigator compliance with these laws
- Scenarios that may be encountered in the classroom, including undue influence as a result of teachers as investigators, incidental subjects, and how to respect the rights of students who do not wish to participate
- Potential benefits of "flex policies" for institutions that have "unchecked the box" on their Federalwide Assurance (FWA)
- Other IRB considerations, including privacy and protection of data
What will I learn?
After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to do the following:
- Determine IRB review and risk levels for protocols that involve research in schools
- Understand and implement best practices for research with children in a classroom setting
- Support and guide investigators on regulatory and logistic matters
Who should attend?
IRB administrators, staff, and researchers who work closely with research conducted in elementary and secondary public school settings will benefit from this intermediate-level webinar.
Webinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 1.5 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification. Learn More »
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