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ORE to Host Virtual IRB Panel Series

Faculty Share Best Practices for Human Subjects Research in Fall 2020

In response to recommendations from UT’s Re-Imagining Fall Task Force about supporting human subjects research, the Office of Research and Engagement has developed a series of panel discussions on transitioning from in-person to virtually conducted research. One-on-one coaching will also be available to researchers who require additional advice on conducting human subjects research online.

  • Panel 1: Success Stories
    Faculty will share stories of conducting virtual human subjects research, followed by a facilitated discussion.
    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m. | Register Here
  • Panel 2: Technology & Tools
    Faculty will share their top recommendations for using technology and other tools to conduct human subjects research virtually, followed by a facilitated discussion.
    Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Register Here
  • Panel 3: Starting a Research Project During a Pandemic
    Staff and faculty will share key insights and resources to help faculty and students launch new research projects. This panel is targeted to early-career faculty, post-docs, and graduate students who are planning to start new human subjects research this year.
    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1:00 – 2:30p p.m. | Register Here
  • One-on-One Coaching
    Any faculty member who requires additional guidance or advice in transitioning an existing in-person human subjects research protocol to the virtual environment and/or starting a new human subjects research project will be invited to receive one-on-one coaching from human subjects researchers with experience conducting research in a virtual environment. | Request an appointment

If you have questions about this series, please contact Sarah Pruett (, 865-974-9918).