Multi-Grantee Technical Assistance Meeting: Institutional Review Boards: Challenges and Best Practices

Event Details

  • Date: January 27, 2010
  • Time: All Day


  • David Lobach, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.; Margaret McDonald, M.S.W.; Nancy Moody, J.D., M.A.; Patrick McNeilly, Ph.D., R.Ph.,C.I.P.

Sponsored by AHRQ's National Resource Center for Health IT

A critical milestone in the course of many health information technology (health IT) research projects is approval of the research study by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). With the recent consensus on the role of health IT to facilitate research and improve quality, there are increased requirements that health IT study designs obtain IRB approval.

This meeting addressed several key considerations related to working with IRBs, including (1) different policies, procedures, infrastructure, and models (e-IRB versus in-person) present within different institutional and community settings, (2) common challenges and issues that may arise during the application and approval process, (3) methods to mitigate challenging issues, and (4) best practices for successful IRB review. This webinar provided a venue to inform, educate, and support grantees to position them to complete the IRB approval process in a timely manner.

Event Materials

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 4.43 MB)
  • Discussion Summary (PDF, 190 KB)