IRB Conferences, Education & Orientation
All UMDNJ faculty, students, and other individuals involved in human subjects research are welcome to attend any of our upcoming IRB events and education sessions. Please continue to monitor this page for upcoming events.
Conferences and Events
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eIRB Training Sessions:
eIRB is the new web-based application routing and tracking system. The system will increase the efficiency of the approval and administrative processes for projects and protocols involving human subjects in research. It is designed to replace the cumbersome and paper-intensive process under which applicants currently apply for IRB approval of study proposals. eIRB has been developed to standardize and computerize the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) at UMDNJ.
Training dates are available here.
Webinar on Ethical Issues in Personalized Genomic MedicineThe Hastings Center, the American Medical Association (AMA), and the PBS award-winning science series NOVA recently partnered to produce a webinar on personalized genomic medicine and the ethical issues it raises.
The webinar draws on Hastings' co-production with NOVA, Cracking Your Genetic Code, a one-hour documentary that received major funding from the National Institutes of Health. It aired on March 28, 2012, and was seen by 3.5 million viewers. The show examined ethical issues raised by personalized genomic medicine such as genetic determinism, privacy, understanding risk, and "designer babies."
The recorded webinar is available free online. Please feel free to share this link with your colleagues.
The PowerPoint presentation from the webinar can be downloaded here.
Presenters include Dr. Sandra Fryhofer, chair of the AMA Council on Science and Public Health; Rachel Connolly, Director of Education at NOVA; and Mary Crowley, Director of Public Affairs and Communications at The Hastings Center.