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Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education Webinars

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The Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education (ORPP&E) is pleased to announce a series of webinars focusing on topics in human subjects research protection. Each session will allow time for questions.

Upcoming Webinars

Unless otherwise noted presentations will be recorded. We suggest you log on using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.

Date Time (EST) Title Presenters
03/28/2023 2:00 pm VAIRRS Monthly Webinar Series: How to Properly Utilize the Research Admin Workspace in IRBNet

Objectives: VAIRRS is launching a new data integrity se-ries to the monthly webinar schedule. The first installment will focus on how researchers and administrators properly utilize the research admin workspace in IRBNet.

Angela Foster, ORPP&E Program Manager
04/05/2023 2:30 pm HRPP Webinar Series : Bimonthly Updates in VA Research

Objectives:  The purpose of this webinar is to update the VA research community on various topics related to human subjects protections, including the following March topics:

  • Procedures to follow with the CDC IRB if a VA Facility wishes to close the Tecovirimat (TPOXX) expanded access program for Mpox at their site,
  • Key differentiating characteristics of consultants vs. investigators in the conduct of VA studies,
  • Common issues when making research vs. non-research determinations, and
  • Commercial (Independent) IRB issues, including
            (a) revised requirements for endorsement letters for submissions and
            (b) revised informed consent and VA specific checklist for use when submitting informed consents and written HIPAA authorizations.

C. Karen Jeans, PhD, CCRN, CIP; Director of Regulatory Affairs


If I'm unable to attend this webinar session, will it be available again?

Webinar sessions are generally only presented live once, unless otherwise indicated. However, all efforts will be made to have webinar sessions recorded and made available in our archive. If you're registered for the session, you will receive an e-mail with the archive link once it becomes available.

How will I receive audio for the webinar session?

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