Posted October 3, 2019 by Ashley Washburn
The Institutional Review Board is offering an Oct. 15 training session on National Institutes of Health proposal submissions and corresponding IRB requirements from 1-2 p.m. in the Nebraska Union, Platte River Room (formerly known as Colonial Rooms A and B).
Researchers who are planning to submit NIH proposals that would involve human subjects are encouraged to attend. Registration is required, and light refreshments will be provided. The training topics include:
- Requirements for IRB approval when submitting NIH grant proposals.
- Specific IRB information that must be included in grant proposals.
- Tips and advice from Office of Proposal Development staff and Nebraska faculty.
The event includes a panel discussion featuring Nebraska researchers who are experienced with submitting NIH proposals and conducting NIH-funded research. The panelists are Andy Benson, W.W. Marshall Distinguished Professor of biotechnology, director of the Nebraska Food for Health Center and professor of food science and technology; David DiLillo, professor of psychology; Katie Edwards, associate professor, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; and Jacques Izard, associate professor of food science and technology.
Those unable to attend the in-person training session will be able to watch a recording posted on the Research Compliance Services Video Resources webpage after the event. For more information, contact Sara Frizzell, RCS director, 402-472-4491.
New IRB policies
Two Institutional Review Board policies became effective Aug. 29: Participant registries, subject pools and data repositories (8.012) and Minimization of risk and data safety monitoring (11.003). These policies provide clear requirements regarding the creation or use of areas like student subject pools, and when data and safety monitoring plans or monitoring boards are needed. The new policies are available on the IRB Policies and Procedures webpage.