by Emily Butler, content coordinatorPRIM&R is excited to introduce the Ethical Oversight of Human Subjects Research Course (EO Course), a four-hour, in-depth exploration of the functions and purposes of institutional review boards (IRBs). Through an interactive, animated interface that includes audio narration, progress checks and case studies, the course focuses on the roles of IRB members who tackle challenging ethical and regulatory issues.The course has eight modules that cover the key ethical principles and regulations that govern human subjects research. A unique feature of the course is its approach to teaching the application of these rules and principles. Learners will observe the deliberations of a virtual IRB as it reviews specific elements of both a biomedical and a behavioral research proposal in connection with the issues presented in each module. The course is accessible on the internet so may be viewed at any time of day, and from any computer or location, allowing course participants to incorporate ongoing education into a busy work schedule.Based on years of feedback from professionals working in the field of human research protections, we know there’s a need for reliable, affordable research ethics education geared to the IRB member. As the field of human subjects protections becomes more complex, the need for courses that encourage the application of rules to factual scenarios becomes increasingly valuable. We hope that you will find that this course meets that need.Learn more about the EO Course, or subscribe now! If you have any questions, please e-mail, or call 617.423.4112, ext. 0. We look forward to seeing you online!