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VAIRRS Webinars

Throughout the year, the Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education (ORPP&E) hosts a monthly VAIRRS webinar to provide expert advice, training, demonstration and/or direction to the VA research community regarding the various topics around the VA Innovation Research and Review System (VAIRRS) transition. The subjects of the webinars range from tracking projects to FASR to best practices and much more.

Date Title Presenter(s)
05/24/2022 IRBNet Basics for Investigators


Topics covered: VAIRRS Monthly Webinar – IRBNet Basics for Investigators

Angela Foster
04/26/2022 VAIRRS Dashboards and How to Utilize Facility Data


Topics covered: VAIRRS Dashboards and How to Utilize Facility Data

Angela Foster, Nelson Vasconcelos, and Katrina Young
03/31/2022 VA Central IRB: Quarterly Webinar Duplicate Project Reconciliation


Topics covered: VAIRRS, VA Central IRB: Quarterly Webinar Duplicate Project Reconciliation

Angela Foster; Don E. Workman; Jeff Newcomb
02/22/2022 Central IRB Continuing Review - Best Practices


Topics covered: Central IRB Continuing Review - Best Practices, VAIRRS

Mary A. Eckhart (VHACLE), Angela Foster
01/31/2022 VAIRRS Monthly Webinar


Topics covered: VAIRRS Monthly Webinar

Dr. Mary (Molly) Klote
10/07/2021 IRBNet 101 for Central IRB Coordinators and Investigators - FY 22 Qtr 1


Topics covered: CIRB submission; IRBnet; VAIRRS; Optimization Dashboards; Enrolling in IRBNet; IRBNet Terms

Angela Foster, VAIRRS Program Manager; Jessica Kroll, VA Central IRB Administrator; Christine O’Brien, VA Central IRB Manager; Don Workman, VA IRB Network Director
07/27/2021 VAIRRS How To Series 3: Insight Reports and Running Macros Focused on Expiration Dates and Continuing Reviews


Topics covered: VA Central IRB, VA CIRB, IRBNet, VAIRRS, VA Innovation and Research Review System, Macros, Insight Reports, Expiration Dates, and Continuing Reviews

Angela Foster, PM/COR, VAIRRS and VAEDA; Nelson Vasconcelos, Senior Management Analyst, Goldschmitt and Associates LLC
06/10/2021 VAIRRS How To Series 2: Getting the Most out of Insight Reports


Topics covered: VAIRRS, IRBNet Insight Reports, Macro, Excel

Nelson Vasconcelos, Angie Foster, Erica Aulik
04/08/2021 VA CIRB New Submission Platform for CSP NSCs, PMs, and NODES Managers


Topics covered: VA Central IRB, VA CIRB, IRBNet, VAIRRS, VA Innovation and Research Review System, CSP, Cooperative Studies Programs, OGC 450 Alt-VA, OGC 450 Alt VA, Financial conflict of interest form, FCOIs, Financial conflicts

Angie Foster, Christie O’Brien, Don Workman, PhD, and Jeff Newcomb
03/03/2021 VA Central IRB Researcher and Study Team Training


Topics covered: IRB Net, IRBNet Administrator, VA Central IRB Site Liaison, VA CIRB Site Liaison, VAIRRS, CIRB SharePoint, Share Point, VA CIRB, VA Central IRB, IRBNet Gatekeeper, VA CIRB Submissions

Angela Foster, Christine O’Brien, Lindsey Martin, Don E. Workman, Ph.D.
03/02/2021 VA Central IRB Site Liaison and IRBNet Administrator Training


Topics covered: IRB Net, IRBNet Administrator, VA Central IRB Site Liaison, VA CIRB Site Liaison, VAIRRS, CIRB SharePoint, Share Point, VA CIRB, VA Central IRB, IRBNet Gatekeeper, VA CIRB Submissions

Angela Foster, Christine O’Brien, Lindsey Martin, Don E. Workman, Ph.D.
09/23/2020 VAIRRS How-to Series 1: Tracking studies that do not require Continuing Review


Topics covered: VAIRRS, IRBNet Reports, IRB Net, IRB Continuing Reviews, R&D Committee Continuing Reviews, Tracking studies, lapse in IRB approval, approval lapse, lapse in approval

Angela Foster, Soundia Duche, MA, MS, Jennifer Ordman, MPH


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