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Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education Webinars

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The Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education (ORPP&E) is pleased to announce a series of webinars focusing on topics in human subjects research protection. Each session will allow time for questions.

Upcoming Webinars

Unless otherwise noted presentations will be recorded. We suggest you log on using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.

Date Time (EST) Title Presenters
12/05/2023 2:00 PM VAIRRS Monthly Webinar: End of Year Updates including New Wizards

Objectives: Join the December feature of the VAIRRS Monthly Webinar Series to learn more about the new VAIRRS wizards, expired project notifications, and other important updates. The purpose of the VAIRRS Monthly Webinar Series is to provide expert advice, training, demonstration, and/or direction to the VA research community regarding the various topics around the VA Innovation and Research Review System (VAIRRS).

VAIRRS Support Team; Angela Foster, Program Manager, Enterprise Research Data Systems, ORPPE
12/07/2023 3:00 PM Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Research and IRB Review

Webinar Objective/Learning Goals:
After attending this webinar, the learner should

  1. Understand some of the major issues which need to be considered in order to be able to evaluate the potential for risks and benefits that may be gained from the research
  2. Identify key questions that IRBs may which to include in a supplemental application form, or in their review of the research
  3. Articulate what expertise is needed for an IRB to competently review research involving AI

Molly Klote, MD, CIP Deputy CRADO for Research, Moderator
12/12/2023 1:00 PM Roundtable Discussion of the GAO Report and Implications for VA IRBs

Webinar Objective/Learning Goals :
After attending this webinar, the learner should

  1. Be familiar with the concerns raised by the GAO report.
  2. Have an understanding of the SACHRP response to the GAO report and their recommendations for measures of quality

Don E. Workman, PhD VA IRB Network director
12/14/2023 3:00 PM Finance Monthly Training Series: Training PI/Affiliates


  • Understand VA research appropriation (0161A1, Reimbursables, TEF) and how VA differs from industry/NIH awards
  • Understand timing and requirements for obligations, 1358s/contracts
  • Best Practices for execution (how to adjust budget, spending in FY received, when is a PMO necessary)

Finance Webinar Team


If I'm unable to attend this webinar session, will it be available again?

Webinar sessions are generally only presented live once, unless otherwise indicated. However, all efforts will be made to have webinar sessions recorded and made available in our archive. If you're registered for the session, you will receive an e-mail with the archive link once it becomes available.

How will I receive audio for the webinar session?

The audio will be streamed through your computer. Turn on your speakers or plug in your headphones; the audio is automatically streamed. If you do not have speakers or a sound card, audio will be available via telephone; the number to call will be on your confirmation e-mail and also will appear on your computer screen when you join the meeting.

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