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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

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Topic:  Director’s Fall 2019 Update

Date: Friday, September 20th, 2019 

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm EST

Purpose:  Dr. Molly Klote will update the field on a number of items ORPP&E  is working on.  The discussion will also focus on dispelling various myths about Veterans Health Administration (VHA) research.

Course Tract: Core Series

Target Audience:  Research Office Staff, Research Committee Members (IRB; Safety; and R&D Committee), Investigators, and Study Teams.

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Topic:  So the FDA is Coming to Visit Your Site – How Do You Prepare?

Date: Thursday, September 26th, 2019 

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm EST

Purpose:  An inspection by the FDA is a rare event for a VA researcher – perhaps a once-in-a-life-time event, if ever.  How do you prepare when there is no way to gain experience “by doing” or having a peer to turn to for advice.  Fortunately there are resources, and tools.  We will review the concept of continual readiness, types of FDA inspections, how to prepare for an inspection, and finally what will happen during the inspection itself. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to ask SMART and ORPP&E personnel questions you may have relating to FDA inspections.

Course Tract: Core Series

Target Audience:  Clinical Study Site Teams (investigators, study coordinators, site pharmacists, etc.)  and anyone who supports a study site during inspections (e.g. research office staff, research compliance officers, IRB members, Research and Development committee members, study chair and chair’s office personnel, sponsor coordinating centers staff, and SMART for CSP studies)

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