Research on Community Engagement Initiatives at the IRB

Mentor Name:
Ann Johnson

Mentor Position:
Adjunct Professor




Project Description:

The IRB would like to study the use of various interventions to engage with the Utah community who may become participants in human subject research at the University of Utah. The goal of these interventions is to educate the public about research ethics to improve their understand of their rights and the protections that are in place for them.

Interventions would include:
(1) The myIRB initiative, as part of collaboration with Intermountain Healthcare and Utah State University
(2) Informed consent innovations

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis

Student Role:

Study material design; Data collection and analysis; Coordinating communication; Literature reviews

Student Benefits:

Gain experience with research ethics, human subject research, and the IRB; Mentorship in protocol development, study materials development, data collection/analysis, etc.

Project Duration:

Project duration: 12 months, estimated hours per week: 2-3

Minimum Requirements:

Basic training in research methods required. Excellent written communication skills required.