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Research Ethics Workshop for Community Partners: April 21

The Office of Community Engagement for Health (OCEH) of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute in cooperation with SoLaHmo Partnership for Health and Wellness is hosting a workshop for community-based researchers on research ethics on Saturday, April 21st from 9:30am - 3:00pm. The workshop will be held at La Clinica (153 Cesar Chavez Street St. Paul 55107 in the Community Room). Registration is free, but we do ask you to RSVP by Wed. April 18th. Breakfast and a light lunch will be provided.

***Breaking News: The UMN IRB will accept this training as an alternative to the CITI training program. Attendees will receive a certificate that can be presented to the UMN IRB as evidence of human subjects protections training.***

Research Ethics Workshop for Community Partners
Free of charge, registration required.

"Ethical Protections in Community-Engaged Research" is an in-person, interactive research ethics workshop designed to provide community based researchers with key information about the protections of human participants in health-related research. Community-based research is a new model for conducting health-related scientific research, that is unfortunately not reflected in the human research participants training programs available in the US today. Human research training programs designed for community members are needed.

The purpose of this workshop will be to build the capacity of community research partners to:

- Understand the history and principles behind institutional regulations in place to protect research participants
- Understand basic requirements of the consent process Acquire the skills needed to competently consent research participants in a community-engaged research study
- Discuss the need for sensitivity to situations involving vulnerable and special populations in research and conflicts of interest
- Acquire the skills to develop materials for IRB submission Understand and report various components key to local oversight (i.e. - adverse events, conflicts of interest)

This workshop is primarily designed for members of community-based organizations interested in and/or actively engaged in health-related research, but university-based faculty and staff who conduct community-engaged research are also encouraged to attend. Workshop materials will be presented via lecture and small and large group discussion. Appropriate video and internet resources will also be used to enhance written materials. All participants will be provided with course materials and links to additional resources.

This workshop is made possible through a partnership with:
MICHR- Enabling & Enhancing Clinical & Translational Research
SoLaHmo - A Program of West Side Community Health Services
University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Questions? Contact Andrea Leinberger-Jabari at lein0072@umn.edu or 612-624-4247.

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