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
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Independent Learner Price: $49 per person
IRB Review of Observational Research
Presented by: Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- 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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