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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.

Topic: VAIRRS Monthly Webinar

Date: Monday January 31, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm EST

Purpose:The purpose of the VAIRRS monthly Webinar is to provide expert advice, training, demonstration, and/or direction to the VA research community regarding the various topics around the VA Innovation Research and Review System (VAIRRS) transition.

Lead Presenter(s): Dr. Mary (Molly) Klote

Target Audience: R&D Committee members, IRB members, research office staff, compliance officers, and Investigator and study team members.

Webinar details and registration:

Topic: CIRB Privacy Reviews: The Whys and Hows of Completing CIRB Form 103

Date: 2/8/2022

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST

- Distinguish the types of sensitive information protected by the VHA.
- Describe the privacy review process as identified in VHA Directive 1605.03.
- Examine the six privacy statutes' relevance on research subjects.
- Generate complete responses to the questions posed on the Form 103 to fulfill the privacy authorities as required by VHA.

Lead Presenter(s):
- Michelle Christiano, ORD, Privacy Officer
- Kimberly Murphy-DeCoste, Privacy Specialist

Target Audience: Research Office Staff, Investigators, and Study Team Members, AO's

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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.

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