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Webinar: (03-2023) The Current State of Informed Consent

Several events, including recent revisions and newly proposed updates to federal regulations as well as an increase in virtual interactions, call for a moment to reflect on the state of informed consent for research with human subjects. For example, the COVID pandemic required research teams to use electronic informed consent forms and virtual communication processes to continue running their studies. Use of electronic formats leverages technology that can enhance research subjects’ understanding of the study in which they are being asked to participate, and mimic how people primarily obtain information (i.e., via the internet). Moreover, the revisions to the Common Rule and proposed updates to the FDA regulations argue for a shift in the traditional presentation of information in the consent process and documents.

This webinar will explore:
  • Shifts in expectations for informed consent due to regulatory changes, electronic consent processes and documents, and a change in how people obtain information
  • Empiric research on informed consent and what it suggests about best practices
  • Why best practices are not being implemented by IRBs and research teams
  • How IRBs and others can adopt best practices
Time will also be reserved for attendee questions.

What will I learn?
After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss changes in expectations for informed consent
  • Identify several best practices for informed consent
  • Describe how to improve IRB review of informed consent processes and documentation

Who should attend?
IRB administrators, IRB staff, IRB chairs and members, HRPP personnel, research teams, consent form writers.

Prerequisite knowledge: Familiarity with the revised Common Rule and other federal regulations informed consent requirements.

Continuing Education
Webinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 1.25 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification. Learn More »

Access Interval
Access to live content will be available for 90 days after the recording is made available. After 90 days, access to the content will be removed, but users will retain access to any certificates of attendance earned. To earn a certificate, one must complete all required sections and complete the certificate section within the 90-day access period. After access has expired, users can purchase an additional 90 days of access.