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Research News and Announcements

Last updated December 6, 2023

VAIRRS Monthly Webinar Series: Upcoming Webinars

Click here for a list of The Office of Research Protections, Policy, and Education (ORPP&E) webinars focusing on topics in human subjects research protection. 

To register for or unsubscribe from an ORPPE Listserv Group please use this link.

Recording:  Most ORPPE webinar are recorded.
Recordings, slides, and handouts will typically be posted to the ORPP&E Webinar Archive ( within 72 hours of the live webinar event.

Recorded Webinars: Unless otherwise noted, presentations will be recorded.

A searchable list of past webinars is located here.

After selecting a webinar, the presentation, audio recording, transcript, and additional handouts are available for download.

Monthly IRBNet (VAIRRS) Webinars

The Birmingham VA Institutional Review Board (IRB) would like to introduce monthly IRBNet (VAIRRS) webinars to provide advice, training, demonstrations, and guidance to the Research community. The HRPP Administrator will present for the first half of the webinar and allow for Questions and Answers (Q&A’s) for the reminder of the webinar.

If you have any suggestions for topics for the webinar, please email the HRPP Administrator at

VAIRRS Monthly Newsletters


IRBNet support is available at for technical issues and questions related to IRBNet.

For regulatory questions or questions about processes subject to regulatory guidance, visit the ORD FAQs page and use the search tools to find the answer. If you still need help, email

The VAIRRS User Group Listserv is also available if you would like to reach out to other users. Email the VAIRRS team to be added to the listserv. 

Training resources and the VAIRRS Toolkit are available to VA network users on the VAIRRS SharePoint portal.