Annual Research Ethics Day: Trainings and Workshops

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March 9, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Coffman Union

Separate registration is required for each of the three events related to "Frontier Issues in Research Ethics." Please let us know if you need help registering by emailing or calling 612-624-5141.

  • To learn more and register for Day 1, "National Conference: The Future of Informed Consent in Research and Translational Medicine," click here.
  • To learn more and register for the morning conference on Day 2, "The Challenges of Informed Consent in Research with Children, Adolescents & Adults," (March 9, 8:30-1), click here.
  • To learn more and register for the afternoon of Day 2, "Research Ethics Trainings and Workshops" (March 9, 1:30-3), click here. All March 9 events are free and open to the public. 

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A variety of centers and departments around the University are offering learning opportunities applicable to a range of practical research topics. These trainings are an opportunity for researchers, faculty, staff, patient advocates and community groups to gain concrete, actionable and hands-on approaches to the everyday challenges of properly conducting research with human participants.

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for Research, Human Research Protection Program.

All trainings are free to registrants; sessions run concurrently from 1:30-3. 

  • Research Partnerships with Community Members (President's Room, Coffman Union)
    Join us for a rich discussion with a panel of community partners, who will share their perspectives on both the benefits and the ethical challenges of community-engaged research. Participants will have an opportunity to work in small groups with a community partner to discuss scenarios depicting common challenges in community-campus research partnerships. Participants will have an opportunity to work in small groups with a community partner to discuss scenarios depicting common challenges in community-campus research partnerships.
    • Sarah AxtellPhD, Faculty Development Liaison, Office for Public Engagement
    • Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, Director of Community Outreach, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
    • Community members TBD

  • Navigating the Informed Consent Conversation (Room 324, Coffman Union)
    This advanced session will include an interactive discussion of three to five real-life scenarios related to the informed consent conversation. Perspectives from a diverse panel of study coordinators and research managers will be shared. Presenters: 
    • Sheila Kelleher, MA, CCRC, CIP, Senior Quality Analyst, Post Approval Review Program, Human Research Protection Program
    • Kathleen Miller, BSN, CCRC, Research Project Manager, StrokeNet/NETT 
    • Cameron NaughtonMPA, Program Manager, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
    • Abbey Staugaitis, RN, MSN, Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Managing Conflicts of Interest in Human Research (Room 323, Coffman Union)
    This intermediate session will include an overview and interactive discussion of real-life scenarios related to conflicts of interest in the conduct of human research. The workshop is facilitated by the co-chair of the University’s Conflict of Interest committee:
    • Paul Olin, DDS, MS, Co-Chair, Individual Conflict Review Panel, Office of Institutional Compliance; Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences

  • Ethical Recruitment and Informed Consent in the Patient Setting (Room 325, Coffman Union)
    This advanced session explores the premise of and the ethical challenges associated with recruitment and informed consent in the patient setting.  There will be an interactive discussion of several scenarios and sharing of resources related to recruiting and consenting participants in the patient setting. Presenters:
    • Courtney Jarboe, MS, MA, CIP, Education and Outreach, Human Research Protection Program 
    • Matt Kushner, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • ETHOS: Preparing IRB Submissions (Room 303, Coffman Union)
    Hear from HRPP leadership about some of the key features of the University’s new electronic IRB submission system, ETHOS (Ethical Oversight Submission System) including how to create a new study using the SMART form and accessing support for document version control. Presenters: 
    • Linnea Anderson, Chief of Staff, Human Research Protection Program

All workshops qualify for continuing education credit. In order to receive the credit, you will be required to attend the workshop and complete an evaluation survey. To ensure a highly interactive and personalized educational experience, attendance for all trainings is in-person only. Annual Research Ethics Day is part of a University-wide effort to strengthen our human research protections and cultivate a culture of ethics. If research teams do not plan to attend the Trainings and Workshops on March 9th, they are encouraged to hold training and development sessions the afternoon of Annual Research Ethics day. Topics could include improving practices and processes related to the day-to-day responsibilities for protecting human research participants in the conduct of research.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA) Credit Designation Statements
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Coffman Union is centrally located on the East Bank of the Twin Cities campus and is accessible via several transit options, including: 

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