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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

Software Requirements:  Cisco WebEx.  We suggest you log on using Chrome.

Recording:  Unless otherwise noted, all webinars will be recorded

Topic:  Launch of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Central Research Privacy Board (CRPB)

Date: Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Time: 2:30 - 4:00pm EST

Purpose:  ORD is establishing a VHA CRPB for the purpose of  approving waivers of HIPAA authorization for selected studies.  The webinar will describe the functions of the Board, types of projects eligible for review, the application process for institutions to use it and the investigator’s application process for studies. 

Lead Presenters: 

Michelle Christiano, CCRC, CIP, Privacy Officer, ORD

C. Karen Jeans, PhD – Director, Regulatory Affairs, ORPP&E

Target Audience:  R&D Committee members, IRB members, research office staff, privacy officers, compliance officers, and Investigator and study team members.

Webinar details and registration:


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

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