MGH Division of Clinical Research

IRB Issues for the Bench and Desk Scientist

Ended: Feb. 1, 2017

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the Human Research Committee

Elizabeth Hohmann, MD, Chair and Physician Director, Partners Human Research Committee

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss ethical, regulatory, and institutional issues relevant to analysis limited to human biological samples and medical records, survey and questionnaire studies, and databases. Some of the questions and topics that will be covered include:

• What needs IRB Review? What is exempt? What is “not human subjects research?”
• What is "Minimal Risk?"
• What is expedited review, and what research qualifies for expedited review?
• What is a "secondary use" of data or biological samples?
• How to effectively provide all information the IRB needs to review your project promptly!
• Outside collaborations - sharing your data and specimens properly.
• Pitfalls and problems to avoid.

This lecture is strongly recommended for new research fellows (both MD's and PhD's using human samples and data) and study coordinators, though all investigators and study staff, experienced or new will benefit, if you have not previously attended.

Registration is required. Please contact with any questions.

Experienced Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Investigator Program Responsible Conduct of Research Program at MGH Clinical Research Investigator

Ethical Oversight IRB

MGH Division of Clinical Research


Feb. 1, 2017 02/1/17
2 PM – 3:30 PM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center

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IRB Issues for the Bench and Desk Scientist Jan. 16, 2020 01/16/20
IRB Issues for the Bench and Desk Scientist Nov. 6, 2018 11/6/18