IRB Workshops & Outreach

Would your class, department, or group be interested in learning more about the IRB? Our office can plan an outreach session to fit your needs!

An IRB staff member would be happy to come to a department meeting, research methods class, or hold a brown bag session to help faculty, students, and other researchers learn more about the IRB process. We can also address specific topics such as international research, research on campus, research with minors, social media, or other topics you may be interested.

To schedule an outreach event, please email


Previous Workshops


IRB Meet-n-Greet
Thursday October 21, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

  • Who We are
  • History of the IRB and applicable regulations
  • IRB Oversight - What makes it human subjects research?
  • Types of applications and project examples to help investigators categorize their research
  • How to Avoid Delays in the IRB Approval Process
  • Available resources
  • Group Participation (A reading exercise to identify common pitfalls when conducting research)
  • Audience Q&A

Human Subjects Research & the COVID-19 Outbreak: What Researchers Should Know

  • Overview of COVID-19
  • UCR closure and research restrictions
  • Impacts to current IRB applications
  • Available Resources and Guidance
  • Discussion and Q&A


  • Oral History research that requires IRB review
  • Doing Oral History vs. the use of Oral History methodologies
  • Interactive exercise

Informed Consent

  • Why consent is needed
  • Process vs. Procedure
  • When to consent – before vs. during vs. after
  • Waiver of consent – to document or not to document
  • Interactive exercise (minimal risk studies)

Research Involving Children

  • Parental permission / assent process
  • School access
  • Interactive exercise


Interested in being notified about future IRB events? Please email