Training CD-ROM designed for IRBs

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Institutions with OHRP-approved FWA (federalwide assurance) or MPA (multiple-project assurance) can receive Investigator 101, a new CD-ROM training program at no cost. The tool, developed by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), incorporates a number of interactive features, including videos, slide presentations, ethical and research guidelines, and federal regulatory documents, to deliver guidelines on conducting human research and protecting human subject. There also is a search engine and note-taking function. The CD-ROM operates on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Non-FWA or MPA nonprofit entities can purchase Investigator 101 for $1,200 per copy. For-profit organizations will pay $3,000 per copy. For additional information, contact Rebecca Leroux at (617) 423-1185 or visit the web site at