Welcome to the IRB Lab!
In the fall 2022, the Office of Undergraduate Research will launch the IRB Lab in partnership with the University of Utah Institutional Review Board. The IRB Lab is a monthly open work work session space for students to receive peer-mentoring and staff support when applying for Institutional Review Board approval.
- Any undergraduate researcher at the University of Utah applying for approval from the University of Utah IRB.
- Applicants at all stages of the process.
- Undergraduate researchers conducting research on or with human subjects.
OUR IRB Lab specialist and an IRB staff will be available to answer your questions about your application for IRB approval. We can assist you with the questions about:
- Getting started with you IRB application.
- Practical advice and tips about navigating the IRB process.
- Ways to include your faculty mentor/sponsor with the IRB review process
- Conceptualizing different parts of the IRB application.
- Receive support on finding answers with regards to IRB.
- Best practices for completing specific questions/sections of the IRB application.
- How to outline and draft an informed consent document that meets federal and institutional requirements.
We hope the IRB Lab will be a positive and informative experience for students conducting human subject research. Our staff will be on hand to support you and help you succeed as you navigate the IRB review process.
- If you are just getting started, just bring your research proposal/protocol. We will help you figure out what your next steps are.
- We recommend you bring a laptop or tablet that can access the internet so we can view your application in the IRB’s online application system, “ERICA” for attendees joining in-person.
- Bring any application materials you would like to go over (e.g. your draft application, consent documents, recruitment materials, protocol summary, etc.).
- If you have specific questions, write them down so we can go over them one at a time.
- Dates and time:
- Wednesday 9/28, 4:00PM-6:00PM
- Wednesday 10/26 4:00PM-6:00PM
- Wednesday 11/30 4:00PM-6:00PM
- In-person (join and enjoy snacks!): Gardner Commons 3393 in NEXUS
- Zoom drop-in: Link coming soon
- Appointments not necessary.
Undergraduate Research Leader - IRB & Clinical Specialist
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Undergraduate Research Leader - IRB & Clinical Research specialist
Gauri is a Junior in the Honors College, pursuing a major in Health, Society, & Policy with minors in chemistry and pediatric clinical research. She started undergraduate research in early 2020 in Dr. de Havenon's Lab studying the effects of diet and exercise on white matter hyperintensities. She has completed 2 semesters of UROP and presented her research in the UROP symposium in the spring of 2021. Gauri is still working in the de Havenon lab as well as continuing to branch into other areas of clinical research. She recently started research with the gastroenterology team at the University of Utah Health and will present at the American College of Gastroenterology in the fall. Continuing in this field, she will be interning at the National Institute of Health as a summer researcher under the leadership of the deputy chief of thoracic and GI Malignancies. She is also excited to start the pediatric clinical research minor at Primary Children's in the fall to get more clinical research experience. Gauri plans to apply to medical school in two years and will continue being a researcher throughout her medical career.