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Virgil Varvel presents on panel: When IRBs Do Not Agree: On Campus, Across Universities, Internationally
As part of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics - Ethics Awareness Week, Virgil Varvel of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship will be participating as part of a panel being led by Nicholas Burbulas on When IRBs Do Not Agree: On Campus, Across Universities, Internationally.
When IRBs Do Not Agree: On Campus, Across Universities, Internationally
Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Illini Union 209
Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is a requirement for virtually all research involving human subjects. But there are challenges confronting IRB review in three types of collaborative settings: interdisciplinary research within an institution, research that spans different institutions with multiple IRBs, and international research that involves other countries with different research traditions. How can researchers navigate these tricky waters?
Nicholas Burbules is a Professor of Educational Policy Studies and is an affiliate of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory. He is a nationally preeminent scholar in the field of philosophy of education and is internationally recognized for his work focusing on the use of information technology in education. His current research includes project related to on ethical and policy issues concerning new technologies in education; virtual reality; collaboration; and dialogue and "third spaces."
Ms. Anita Balgopal is the Director of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Illinois. Anita has served as the IRB Director at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and Chapin Hall Center for Children. Prior to this, she was the IRB Manager at Northwestern University's Office for the Protection of Research Subjects.
Dr. Virgil Varvel is a Research Analyst for the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS). His research has been primarily on various aspects of distance education. His current work explores pedagogical assumptions of socially organized versus independent study instructional design in distance education.
John Caughlin is a Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research and teaching interests: family communication, privacy and secrets, disclosure of HIV/AIDS. Professor Caughlin recently received the Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication from the National Communication Association.