Procedure for Conducting and Evaluating Activities Designed to Educate the Public about Human Subjects Research - IRB PRO130

Procedure for Conducting and Evaluating Activities Designed to Educate the Public about Human Subjects Research - IRB PRO130

Abstract:
This procedure outlines the responsibilities of the investigator, OIRB and IRB for conducting and evaluating activities designed to educate the public about Human Subjects research.
Effective Date:
1/30/2015
Responsible Party:
Contacts:
None Assigned
Administrative Category:
Applies To:
Faculty, Staff, Students
Material Original Source:

 

 

HRPP Document:     PRO130
Effective Date:   3/30/07
Revision Date:  10/23/10, 1/30/15
Subject:  Procedure for Conducting and Evaluating Activities Designed to Educate the Public about Human Subjects Research

 

PROCEDURE

Investigator Responsibilities

The Investigator:

  • Makes available copies of SUP426 the UAB IRB Participant Brochure, “Participating in Research Studies,” and/or the OHRP Brochure, “Becoming a Research Volunteer: It’s Your Decision” in participant waiting areas;
  • Develops and prepares information for participant education;
  • Provides outreach education to community groups;
  • Provides and evaluates outreach activities performed during the conduct of the trial to enhance participant understanding of the research at the time of continuing review, when applicable.

OIRB Responsibilities

The Clerical Staff:

  • Distributes educational materials.

The Administrative Staff:

  • Prepares participant education materials;
  • Designs evaluation tools for evaluating activities;
  • Participates in CQIP process;
  • Maintains participant information/education materials on the UAB IRB web site;
  • Updates participant education materials displayed on the UAB IRB web site;
  • Provides web site links on the IRB web site to other important information and educational web sites (see GUI301 IRB web resources for participants).

The Senior Staff:

  • Develops and prepares information for participant education;
  • Provides outreach education to community groups;
  • Designs evaluation tools and reviews outreach activities through the CQIP process and makes changes as appropriate;
  • Provides current materials for inclusion on the UAB IRB web site for participant education;
  • May inform IRB members of education opportunities.

IRB Responsibilities

The IRB Member:

  • May volunteer for speaking engagements for community groups;
  • Provides information to OIRB staff of opportunities for education/outreach;
  • Reviews and comments on educational information for participants prepared by Investigators and their staff;
  • Participates in CQIP activities;
  • Reviews Investigator evaluations of outreach activities at the time of continuing review.

Approved on January 30, 2015, by,

Ferdinand Urthaler, MD
IRB Chair

Jonathan Miller, MPPA, CIP
OIRB Director