Protecting Human Subjects and Institutional Review Boards: An Overview

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Date Developed: 2/23/2017. Source: Justice Research and Statistics Association. Presenter(s): Ross Hickey, JD, CIP, CIPA; George Shaler, MPH. Type: Webinar. Level: Introductory. Length: 61 minutes.


This webinar introduces participants to the basics of institutional review board (IRBs), the need for them and when to submit research protocols for review to an IRB. The webinar, webinar slides, and participant biographies are available.

Learning Objectives

• How do I know if I am doing human subject research?

• How does an IRB ensure the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in research are adequately protected?

• Participants will learn to "issue spot" where the need for an IRB is likely to arise.

• Participants will understand the background and purpose of the relevant human subject research regulations.

• Participants will understand how to draft functional IRB protocols and procedures.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.