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The Productive Scholar: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process

Topic: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) ProcessPS-Ferguson-Dadas
Speaker: Andrea Ferguson-Dadas

Time: Thursday, November 13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session: http://bit.ly/PS-IRBF2014
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)

No post-session documentation of this presentation will be provided.*

An Institutional Review Board is responsible for the protection of the rights, privacy and welfare of all participants in human subjects research. Guided by federal regulatory requirements, the IRB has the authority to review, approve, modify or disapprove research protocols submitted by Princeton faculty, staff and student investigators. This session will introduce key ethical principles, critical elements of IRB review, components of the IRB operations and review processes, as well as tips for successful IRB application.

Andrea Ferguson-Dadas is Assistant Director of Research Integrity and Assurance where she oversees the Princeton Institutional Review Board and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).  Andrea has over 20 years of research and regulatory experience and has worked for notable institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control, Columbia University, Yale University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and elsewhere. She has developed and managed at least ten University Institutional Review Boards, education programs; QU/QI programs; and information technology support programs for various HRPP organizations and as a President and Chief Consultant at IRB Advisors, Inc. Andrea holds degrees in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Bioethics.

*In keeping with Research Integrity Assurance guidelines for external educational presentations, this Productive Scholar presentation was not documented. However, if  you would like to attend education sessions offered by the Human Research Protections Education Program, or you have questions regarding human subjects research guidelines and regulation and/or the University’s Institutional Review Board, please go to RIA’s Human Research Protections homepage for more details and IRB Staff contact information.

Lunch & Learn: Smart Art: Database tools for research and curation

For the past three decades, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Office of Information Technology have collaborated on many innovative projects. During the 1980s. the Piero Project produced a real time three-dimensional tour of the Basilica of San Francesco in Arezzo, Tuscani. During the 1990s, OIT led the development of Almagest, a media management, presentation, and authoring tool.

Today, OIT and the Princeton University Art Museum are collaborating on the delivery of the museum’s collection through Roxen, the University’s web Content Management System. Customarily, museums are able to display only a small fraction of their holdings, but all museums recognize that one of their most important objectives is to make available scholarly content. Today, with the availability of powerful new development tools and special components to cost-effectively connect to the museum’s SQL Collection Information Management System, the Art Museum will be able to promote existing collections and to provide online access to local and even international researchers to a much larger portion of its holdings and events.

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Seminar: Women in Research Computing with Betty Leydon

WomenComputer.jpgHow did three distinguished women in research computing overcome political and societal obstacles? How have they dealt with the different work/life expectations that our society places on women? Do they see progress toward equaling the playing field?
On March 25, three prominent members of the faculty at the University joined moderator Betty Leydon, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO to discuss their use of Princeton’s high-performance computing facilities and a range of varied issues, from the challenges of performing research in a male-dominated field to the importance of mentorship.

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