Utilizing Outside Experts on the IRB

Explores what is known about IRB utilization of outsize expertise.

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About this Webinar

Federal regulations permit IRBs to seek assistance from outside experts when reviewing research applications. Doing so may be essential to the IRB’s ability to appropriately safeguard participants’ rights and welfare, thus making the utilization of outside experts a critical aspect of IRB quality. Yet, there has been limited discussion of when, why, and how IRBs consult with outside experts.

This webinar explores one team’s multi-phase project and mixed methods study about IRB utilization of outside expertise. The presenter discusses findings from the project, including scenarios when outside expertise has been used on the IRB, what decision frameworks were used to determine when outside expertise was required, and considerations for identifying and selecting outside expertise.

Release Date: October 5, 2023

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: IRB Administrators, IRB Directors, IRB Members, Researchers

Organizational Subscription Price: Included as part of an annual subscription to our All Access Webinar Package
Independent Learner Price: $49 per person

Webinar Content

Utilizing Outside Experts on the IRB

Presented by: Kimberley Serpico, EdD, CIP - Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Learning Objectives:

  • Review regulatory provisions for utilizing outside experts on the IRB.
  • Discuss project findings related to using outside expertise.
  • Consider any unmet needs, barriers, challenges, and/or concerns related to external consultation.
  • Describe how outside expert review impacts IRB decision-making and the quality of IRB review.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20863 (English)

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