Collaboration, Partnership and the Institutional Review Board

February 19, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Taylor Avenue Building, Doll & Hill, Medical Campus

Know Your Level of Community Engagement is focused on the continuum of community-engaged research, with each level of research engagement described and discussed.

This session of Know Your Level of Community Engagement: Collaboration, Partnership and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will focus on how university staff and community partners can work seamlessly with the Human Research Protections Office (HRPO) to develop their IRB submission.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the roles and activities for faculty and community partners in submissions to the IRB
  • Understand the process for contacting and working with HRPO and the IRB
  • Identify and develop the key information to prepare a protocol and application for submission to the IRB

Registration is requested. Lunch will be provided. 



Jeanne Velders
Executive Director, Human Research Protection Office

Jeanne Velders has worked in the field of human research subject protections since 2005 both as an administrator and an IRB member. Her experience includes managing the day to day functions of the Human Research Protection Office, leading a 30+ team of HRPO staff, compliance oversight and quality assurance activities along with the implementation of various educational initiatives. She served as an instructor with the Clinical Research Management Program at Washington University in St. Louis for four years.



Free, limited visitor parking is available in two-hour increments in the lot in front and back of the building. Do not park on Medex or spots for 660 S. Taylor. If the lots are full or your meeting is longer than 2 hours, please park in the Clayton Avenue Garage (view campus map). Parking validation will be provided for the Clayton Avenue Garage upon request.

The Taylor Avenue Building (600 S. Taylor Ave.) is located at the intersection of Scott and Taylor Avenues on Washington University‚Äôs Medical Campus. Directions available here.


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Event Sponsors: Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health

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