Top 5 SBER Resources in the Knowledge Center

The PRIM&R Knowledge Center houses a wide range of resources to keep you inspired and informed in your work in research ethics and oversight! Explore and register for live programs, access recordings and materials from past conferences and webinars, view video and podcast interviews with leaders in the field, and more. Browse resources by features such as content type, topic, and level, and sort within those results to find the resources most relevant to you.

As you familiarize yourself with the Knowledge Center, we’d like to direct you to some notable resources; today, we’ll share our top five resources for social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER).

1. Conference Content: 2021 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference
Our 2021 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference (SBER21) recording bundle grants you access to recordings of keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions, plus slides and handouts. Purchasing this robust content package provides a flexible and affordable way to explore and learn about many timely topics, including:

  • Research with Non-Traditional Vulnerable Populations in SBER
  • Understanding and Applying FERPA in Higher Education
  • The Use of Social Media in Research—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Much Ado About Virtual Research: Considerations, Challenges, and Opportunities

And much more!

2. Webinar Recording: Omnium-Gatherum: An SBER Variety Show
Due to the diverse methodologies, interdisciplinary nature, and broad implications of social, behavioral, and educational research, IRBs who review SBER are presented with unique challenges. This March 2021 webinar addressed three topics: Terms of Service agreements, randomized controlled trials in the social sciences, and research involving deception. For each topic, there is a high-level summary, a discussion on the challenges that may arise, and tips on how to navigate the review process.

3. Webinar Recording: Assessing and Mitigating Risk in SBER
The risks associated with social, behavioral, and educational research are often hard to identify, inconsistent, subjective, and unpredictable. Even the most experienced reviewers struggle with identifying and quantifying the potential harms. During this March 2019 webinar, speakers provided foundational knowledge and strategies for identifying, assessing, and mitigating SBER risks.

Using illustrative case studies from diverse areas of SBER, speakers discussed how SBER methods and context may exacerbate subject vulnerabilities, and suggest ways to tease out the risks these studies introduce. They also explored practical application of common mitigation strategies, preparing attendees to carefully tailor guidance for researchers and IRBs.

*This webinar recording (and any other webinar recordings more than one year old) is free to access for PRIM&R Members (log into the Knowledge Center using the same credentials you use to purchase/renew membership and register for programs).

4. SBER Network Virtual Roundtable: Exploring the Complexities of Marijuana Law
The SBER Network hosts occasional Virtual Roundtables for members: one-hour online meetings with 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of discussion among attendees.

This March 2021 roundtable discussed current Federal and State laws regarding marijuana and the history of how we got here. Sam Kamin, PhD, JD, Professor at Sturm College of Law, University of Denver, reviewed the complexities of marijuana law and considerations for research with marijuana.

*The SBER Network is a PRIM&R community open to all PRIM&R members working in SBER, and it provides an opportunity to connect with peers and discuss the unique aspects and challenges of SBER work.

SBER Network Roundtable recordings are free to access for PRIM&R Members (log into the Knowledge Center using the same credentials you use to purchase/renew membership and register for programs).

5. Webinar Bundle: Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER)
Made up of selections from our archive, webinar bundles offer an easy path to comprehensive education in targeted subject areas for research ethics professionals. The SBER webinar bundle is a curated selection of high-quality, on-demand recorded webinars, developed and presented by experts; the webinars in this bundle offer insight into some of the fundamental concepts and considerations for the ethical oversight of SBER.