IRB group writing sessions provide support for students as they write their supplemental IRB documents and complete their IRB application. In each session, you can learn about a specific IRB topic in a small group setting with your peers. You can also receive direct feedback on your materials in the sessions on Eligibility Criteria, Recruitment Materials, and Consent Materials.
You may attend the same session as many times as you would like.
Group writing sessions are led by IRB members. However, no review or determination of your study will be made in a group writing session.
Group Session Notes
We recommend attending sessions in the order shown below. Please choose the topic that you'd like to register for:
Slots for group writing sessions are limited. If you registered for a session and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration so that someone else can attend. You can cancel through the confirmation and reminder emails you received for your session.
Please note that the facilitator begins the presentation 1-2 minutes past the start of the session. After 5 minutes, no additional attendees will be admitted, to avoid disruption. Late attendees will need to reschedule.
IRB Office Hours and Group Sessions are optional resources, and availability is limited. Due to demand, individuals failing to attend 3 times will be prohibited from registering for these IRB Services.
All researchers are welcome to attend sessions just to learn the content. However, if you are working with adult participants, we strongly encourage you to receive feedback on your materials before submitting your IRB application.
To receive feedback in a group session, you must do the following:
Please apply all feedback you receive in the group writing sessions before submitting or resubmitting your IRB application.
If you can't attend the group writing sessions, you may: