Institutional Review Board (IRB) Procedures and Extreme Events Research

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By the end of this module, you should be able to:

Lesson 1: Background 

  1. Recognize the historical underpinnings that led to the development of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in the U.S.
  2. Understand how the IRB is designed to safeguard participants and ensure ethical research practices.

Lesson 2: IRB Review and Approval

  1. Know the steps required to apply for and receive IRB approval before conducting a research study.
  2. Recognize strategies for submitting a successful IRB application.

Lesson 3: IRB and Extreme Events Research

  1. Realize how the IRB process can strengthen ethical procedures for extreme events research.
  2. Understand potential challenges of working with the IRB in the context of extreme events research and how to navigate those challenges.

Lesson 4: Future Directions

  1. Identify ways to improve the IRB process for extreme events research.


At the close of the module, you will have the opportunity to take a 10-question quiz. If you get 8 out of 10 questions correct, you will receive a certificate of completion for the CONVERGE Institutional Review Board (IRB) Procedures and Extreme Events Research Training Module.