We’re Hiring!

the phrase Join our team on pink background with candy decorationsAre you detail-oriented?
 
Do you want to help protect research participants?
 
Do you have a discerning mind that can wade through complicated regulatory puzzles and present clear-cut solutions to customers?
 
If this sounds like you, consider joining our team as an IRB protocol analyst!
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The Feds Want (to hear from) YOU!

Uncle Sam pointingWhen we think of practicing citizenship, we often think about exercising the right to vote and calling our representatives. But did you know the federal government regularly seeks public comments about specific topics and rules that are under consideration?

 

Both NIH and FDA currently are currently seeking comments on topics of interest to the human subjects research community. Share your thoughts on informed consent language that fosters participant data and specimen sharing, leveraging existing data to advance pediatric drug development, and more.
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Education Round-up: August 2021

As a service to our research community, we periodically share upcoming non-Ohio State events, webinars, and workshops that may be of interest to human subjects researchers, research staff, and IRB members.
 
This month’s round-up focuses on diversity and inclusion in research participant populations; we’ll update the list as more events are announced. Also check out upcoming September events on citizen science and the IRB’s role in reviewing third-party research risks. All events are free or low-cost and open to the public but may require pre-registration.

 

New event added August 12, 2021

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Webinar follow-up – University HIPAA Policy: What it Means for Your Research

hand pointing to health icons on a computer monitorIn June 2021, the Office of Responsible Research Practices, Wexner Medical Center Compliance and Integrity, Wexner Medical Center Information Technology and Security, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Security, offered a session on the new university HIPAA policy. The webinar materials are now available on the web; answers to questions submitted by attendees will be answered in a forthcoming post.
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Education Round-up: July 2021

As a service to our research community, we periodically share upcoming non-Ohio State events, webinars, and workshops that may be of interest to human subjects researchers, research staff, and IRB members.

This month’s round-up includes a week-long FDA virtual conference on drugs, medical devices, and biologics regulations, as well as events on translation in clinical trials, bioethics, and a meeting of the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections. All events are free or low-cost and open to the public but may require pre-registration.

This post was updated on July 15 to add and update the event list.

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Thank you, IRB reviewers!

handwritten thank-you card with red envelops in backgroundAt the heart of any human research protection program (HRPP) are the institutional review board members who devote their time and energy to ensuring the safety, rights, and welfare of research participants.
 
Ohio State’s IRB members are no exception. Please join us in recognizing the individuals–scientists and non-scientists, affiliated workforce and community members–who contributed to the Behavioral & Social Sciences IRB, Biomedical Sciences IRB, and Cancer IRB over the last year. We are so thankful for your service!
 
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Education Round-up: June 2021

As a service to our research community, we periodically share upcoming non-Ohio State events, webinars, and workshops that may be of interest to human subjects researchers, research staff, and IRB members.

This month’s round-up includes an OHRP Virtual Community Forum, as well as virtual events on recruitment using social media, improving inclusion of individuals with disabilities in research, IND safety reporting, and many others. All events are free or low-cost and open to the public but may require pre-registration.

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Reliance Reflections: Summer Research Volunteers

cheerful multiethnic students having high five with teacherWill non-Ohio State students, volunteers, or interns be helping with your IRB-approved human subjects research activities this summer? In this edition of Reliance Reflections, Jessica Mayercin-Johnson, ORRP’s program manager for reliance agreements and regulatory support, walks us through the nuts and bolts of ensuring your summer research collaborators are added to your study quickly and efficiently.
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FDA-regulated Medical Device Research: Tools & webinar materials now available!

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Earlier this year, the Office of Responsible Research Practices held a two-part webinar series for researchers titled FDA-Regulated Research: Myth vs. Reality – Medical Devices. In this follow-up blog post, we cover where to find session materials and answer questions that we weren’t able to address during the session or that fell outside the scope of the learning objectives.

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Education Round-up: April 2021

As a service to our research community, we periodically share upcoming non-Ohio State events, webinars, and workshops that may be of interest to human subjects researchers, research staff, and IRB members. This month’s events cover a range of topics, from the ethics of using left-over clinical samples to implementation science research on improving care in underserved populations. All events are free or low-cost and open to the public but may require pre-registration.
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