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ON-DEMAND: The Stanford IRB Process


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Course open to all faculty, fellows/residents, staff working on clinical research projects at Stanford.

This self-paced course will provide the audience with an overview of human subjects research, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Stanford, and a broad discussion of the regulatory framework as well as Stanford specific guidance and policies. We'll define what is and what is not human subjects research and what type of protocol should be submitted the using eProtocol (eP) system.  The overall process:  initial submission, modifications, continuing reviews, and reporting to the IRB will be reviewed. Types of documents that need to be submitted and elements that must be included in the informed consent as well as different ways informed consent can be obtained will be discussed. 

By completing this course, you will:
- Understand the role of the IRB
- Know when to submit a human subjects protocol to the IRB
- Gain familiarity with existing forms and templates
- Know what documents are needed for submission
- Get submission tips to facilitate IRB approval

Lisa Denney, MPH, CIP, Associate Director for Program Development, Research Compliance Office

Certificate Program CORE
Competency: Ethical Considerations, Patient Care & Safety
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