QIP 2012-2013 Ed Series

QIP is committed to providing on-going support and education to the HSPH research community. Join your colleagues for these informal presentations including time for questions and answers. Human Research refresher credit will be available for those who attend three or more sessions in an academic year.

 

 

Interview, Survey and Focus Group Research; Processes and Challenges

Location: Kresge 212

When: Thursday, September 20th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come learn about the ins and outs of human participation in interview, survey, and focus group research. We’ll walk through the different IRB submission types, consent options, recruitment processes, and other challenges that come up when conducting this type of research. Discussion will also include how to maintain confidentiality of data collected and privacy of individuals, when referrals may be necessary as well as determining appropriate compensation.

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How to Protect Vulnerable Populations and Satisfy the IRB

Location: Kresge 212

When: Thursday, October 18th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

At a loss as to how to ethically include vulnerable populations in your research? Join us at this session to discuss different facets of vulnerable population protections and considerations including consent implications, privacy strategies, and avoidance of undue influence. Populations touched upon will include minors, pregnant women, neonates (viable and nonviable), economically disadvantaged, low-literate, students, employees, prisoners, cognitively impaired individuals, and those with a stigmatizing health condition. Strategies for protection of these groups as well as explanation and how to meet the IRB requirements will be highlighted.

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Introducing Harvard’s New eIRB Submission System: Electronic, Submission, Tracking, & Reporting (ESTR)

Location: Kresge 204

When: Thursday, November 15th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Come experience Harvard’s new electronic IRB submission system.  Learn how to navigate your personal dashboard and prepare a new submission.

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This session will be offered again in December.

Introducing Harvard’s New eIRB Submission System: Electronic, Submission, Tracking, & Reporting (ESTR)

Location: Kresge 212

When: Thursday, December 20th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

This will be the same session that was offered in November and will be offered twice in December (see below for dates).

Tuesday, December 11th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in 90 Smith Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room  

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Thursday, December 20th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in Kresge 212  

Come experience Harvard’s new electronic IRB submission system.  Learn how to navigate your personal dashboard and prepare a new submission.

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Reportable New Information: What to Submit and When

Location: 90 Smith Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room

When: Thursday, January 17th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Not sure what to report or when? Learn from QIP what types of information should be reported to the IRB and the timeframe for doing so. This session will provide examples of such events and tools for determining and submitting reporable new information (RNIs).

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Understanding and Addressing the Unique Challenges in Conducting Community-Based Research

When:  Rescheduled to May 16th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Special Considerations in Genetics Research

Location: Kresge 212

When: Thursday, March 21st, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do you want to learn more about genetics research? Do your research studies have a genetic component (i.e – tissue banking or secondary use of samples)? Are you unsure about what information should be included in the consent form or how to handle recruitment for family members/children?  Are you confused about what’s the difference between anonymous, anonomized, and coded samples or what’s the investigator’s obligations in maintaining confidentiality? These questions and many more will be discussed during this session presented by Dr. Delia Wolf, Director for the Office of Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance.

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Understanding and Addressing the Unique Challenges in Conducting Community-Based Research

Location: Kresge 212

When: Thursday, May 16th, 11:30 am -12:30 pm

Hear what “Community Based Research” means to the IRB. Learn what strategies exist to build capacity, but how potential risks can be minimized, using the Belmont Report principles of Respect for Persons, Beneficience, and Justice as a framework.

Liquid Nitrogen Training: Proper Practice, Procedures, and Protections

Location: Kresge G1

When: Wednesday, May 15th, 10:00 am -11:00 am

Does your lab uses, handles or stores cryogenic liquids?  Are you familiar with the hazards associated with the use of Liquid Nitrogen?

This session will focus on the best practices in the use of Liquid Nitrogen. The session is designed for both new and experienced staff.  Discussion topics will range from understanding the properties of liquid nitrogen and hazards posed by uncontrolled release or improper use of liquid nitrogen to basic safe working procedures (including the handling, storage and shipping of cryogenic vials) to proper procedures and personal protective equipment to wear while working with Liquid Nitrogen.