IRB Review of Observational Research

Explores different types of observational research and provides best practices for IRB review.

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About this Webinar


Institutional review boards (IRBs) routinely review studies employing observational research design. This type of research is non-interventional and comprised of cohort studies (prospective or retrospective), cross-sectional survey research, or case-control studies.

Using case-based examples coupled with didactic information, this webinar explores the types of observational research IRBs frequently encounter, and imparts best practices for comprehensive and efficient protocol review.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Graduate Students, HRPPs, Institutional Officials, IRB Members and Administrators, Researchers

Organizational Subscription Price: $300 per year/per site or included as part of the $1,000 annual subscription to our All Access Webinar Package
Independent Learner Price: $49 per person


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Presented by: Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key characteristics of the three main types of observational research studies (cohort, cross-sectional, and case-control).
  • Recognize the risks to subjects related to each observational research design.
  • Understand the types of bias associated with each study design.
  • Apply IRB review criteria to observational studies for effective protocol review and constructive feedback for the investigator.
  • Discuss the level of IRB review typically employed for the various types of observational studies.
  • Explain when a waiver of consent and a waiver of HIPAA authorization would be appropriate.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20425 (English)


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