From:                                         Teller, Alan []

Sent:                                           Friday, September 17, 2010 10:45 AM

To:                                               cuhs-irb@CUMC.COLUMBIA.EDU

Subject:                                     IRB 101: September 28, 2010


The Columbia University IRB invites you to attend our upcoming "IRB 101" seminar. The intent of this session is to provide basic information about the history of human subjects protection, regulatory requirements, submission tips, and RASCAL updates as they relate to the Human Research Protection Program at CU.


Date: Tues., September 28, 2010

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Place: Amphitheatre A-1, Columbia University Medical Center, 630 W. 168th Street


This session will provide:


- A history of human subjects protection and the ethical principles that guide human subjects research;

- An overview of the federal regulations for the protection of human subjects in research;

- Criteria for IRB review;

- Tips for submitting complete and understandable new protocols, modifications, renewals and adverse event reports;

- Tips for obtaining IRB approval more quickly;

- The RASCAL system;

- The IRB review process.


Who should attend?

- Research personnel who have not attended the IRB 101 series in the past;

- Individuals new to the research environment;

- Research personnel new to Columbia;

- All those who wish to gain a historical perspective and learn the ethical and regulatory guidelines for Human Subjects Research.


Beverages and a light lunch will be provided.


Please RSVP to the following link so we can plan accordingly:


For current policies, applicable regulations, meeting schedules, educational event listings, Frequently Asked Questions, and more, please visit the CUMC IRB web site:


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