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IRB Brown Bag Session (BIO/BSS)

Thursday, 26 January, 2017

Join the IRB at the next Brown Bag session: “Documentation of Informed Consent: Common Errors and Corrective Actions.” 

The session will be offered at the Medical Center (south campus) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in Rooms 110-111 at the Learning Resources Center.

In accordance with federal regulations (45 CFR 46.116/21 CFR 50), other than when an exception applies or waiver has been granted by an IRB, legally effective informed consent to participate in research must be documented in writing. The documentation of informed consent to participate in research studies is usually straightforward; however, there are sometimes other factors which make the consent process or documentation of the consent more complex.

During this intermediate course, participants will learn: 

* Requirements for documenting informed consent, assent, and/or HIPAA Authorization from human research subjects;
* Common consenting errors and what to do when they happen;
* How IRB Quality Assurance Program (QAR) Consent Reviews are conducted and the most common findings from those reviews. 

The IRB office is working on providing CNE credits for this session and hopes to confirm them soon.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack.

The IRB’s Brown Bag series is designed to provide the SLU research community with in-depth understanding and discussion concerning the latest policies, procedures, and requirements pertaining to human subjects research.

Brown Bag sessions are for SLU research professionals and coordinators, and any student, staff or faculty member who is looking for continuing IRB education.

For questions or to RSVP, call Rachel Millinger at 977-9813 or email

For more information and additional education opportunities visit the ‘Training and Education’ tab on the IRB website.