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Webinars Coming in 2015

Reaccreditation and Beyond: An Opportunity for Improving Valuable QA/QI Processes

Based on feedback from clients and site visitors, AAHRPP has identified strategies that may increase the internal value of the reaccreditation process for those organizations in the process (or anticipating being in the process soon).  In this webinar, you will hear from accredited organizations that have been through the reaccreditation process, as well as from experienced site visitors that have seen valuable quality improvement efforts emerge during reaccreditation. The discussion will also include information about how to prepare for reaccreditation, and how to use it to make lasting improvements to the quality and efficiency of your human research protection program.  Participants will learn how to use the self-assessment process to build quality improvement benchmarks for use over time.   This webinar will encourage participants to share their own information about reaccreditation, and share advice about how to make it drive your quality improvement program.  For those just now considering AAHRPP accreditation, the ideas shared in this webinar will help you understand the nature and scope of the AAHRPP standards in this area.

Wesley Byerly, Pharm.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Scott Lipkin, D.P.M., CIP, FTI Consulting

February 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. ET     Register here
February 26, 2015,   3:30 p.m. ET     Register here    

Single IRB Review for Multisite Studies:  Promoting Quality Review and Oversight

During the past several years, the human research enterprise has witnessed an increase in the use of a single IRB for review of multi-site studies.  “Single IRB review” refers to a multitude of models, including, institution-based, independent, central, collaborative, or lead-IRB review.    With the issuance by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of a draft policy to promote the use of a single IRB for multi-site studies funded by the NIH, as well as the ANPRM emphasis on promoting efficiency through the use of single IRB review, it is an opportune time to examine guidance available for relying on a single IRB in multi-site studies.  This webinar will discuss the SACRHRP recommendations on the topic, including consideration of local context, applicable law and local standards, participant safety and post-approval monitoring, and other essential issues for HRPP consideration.  Participants will learn what to consider in Authorization Agreements, how to develop processes to oversee ongoing research and what information to obtain from the investigative site when your IRB is the IRB of record.  In addition, examples of how to best utilize staff, as well as ways to reduce time-consuming activities that do not contribute to research review or oversight, will be discussed.

Patient Centered Outcomes Research

The rapidly growing funding for patient-centered outcomes research is affecting many organizations and IRBs.   Research projects comparing outcomes of various clinical practices, including both observational and randomized studies yield valuable evidence in a learning health care system. This type of research also poses some new considerations for IRBs as they proceed to efficiently review comparative effectiveness research without compromising protections.  This webinar will address the ethical issues that have been raised to date in this type of research, and offer guidelines for training IRB members to review outcomes research.  Also, some attention will be given to all activities conducted along the boundary between research and practice.

Vulnerable Populations

The ethical conduct of human research involving vulnerable populations continues to be an appropriate focus of HRPPs everywhere.  Sponsors of research continue to commit substantial resources to assessing, managing, and treating the challenges (both physical/medical and mental/behavioral) with which these communities grapple.  This webinar will explore cutting edge issues in how an HRPP should address the issues of research in vulnerable populations in areas ranging from recruitment and informed consent to retention and compensation.  

You can enroll your organization by registering online for each computer connection you want to make from your organization. Please check the webinar system requirements to make sure you can participate.

The number of connections is limited to 96, but you can have as many colleagues participating through that connection as you wish. And if there are topics you would like to see for other webinars, please suggest them by writing to accredit@aahrpp.org.
The cost for each connection is:
$  90.00 for AAHRPP clients
$130.00 for non-clients