Training and Education

Training and Education

The Research Compliance and Integrity team in the Office for the Advancement of Research is available to provide training and education on topics of relevance to the ethical conduct of research.  We visit classes, lab meetings, faculty meetings; we're available for consultation; and we host trainings and workshops for the John Jay community.


We have a series of workshops scheduled for 2021, all to be offered via Zoom and open to John Jay students, faculty and staff.  Please register in advance, submit any questions you hope to have answered, and get in touch with ideas for other workshops. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Vulnerability in Research: March 19, 2021 at 2pm.  Register here.
  • IRB Application Workshop: April 2, 2021 at 2pm.  Register here.
  • IRB Application Workshop: April 23, 2021 at 2pm.  Register here.
  • Privacy and Confidentiality: TBD.  Sign up to be notified.




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IRB Application Workshops:

John Jay College students, faculty and staff can register for this workshop to learn about requirements for submitting an application to the CUNY IRB using the IDEATE platform.  This is intended to be a hands-on workshop.  Attendees who have an IDEATE account* can work on their application in IDEATE and ask questions as we walk through the application.

IRB Topics Workshop Series:

This workshop series  for John Jay students, faculty and staff will explore various topics relevant to research with human subjects.  We recommend that registrants have already completed the CITI Training in Human Subjects course relevant to their status and area of research; CITI training is required for anyone conducting research with human subjects and will provide a baseline understanding of some of the topics we’ll explore more deeply in this series.  More information about CITI training is available here.

  • Informed Consent:  What is "informed consent" in the context of research with human subjects?   What does a consent process look like?  What is required in the IRB application?  What do research participants need to know to make an informed decision?  We will discuss the difference between a "waiver of documentation of informed consent" and a "waiver of consent", how to think about consent when research involves deception or "incomplete disclosure", broad consent, requirements when children will be enrolled, capacity to consent, and more.
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Considerations: What is the difference between “privacy” and “confidentiality”?  What is required in the IRB application?  What is allowed, recommended, expected, etc?  We will discuss special considerations for research conducted online, policies related to data management, expectations for data sharing, and more.
  • Vulnerability in Research:  What does "vulnerable" mean in the context of research with human subjects?   Are there specific populations or characteristics that are considered vulnerable? What does the IRB need to know and what are you expected to do if your research involves children?  What about prisoners?  What about students? We will discuss coercion and undue influence, the role of the researcher in protecting participants who may be considered vulnerable, and expectations for recruitment, consent, data collection, and more.
  • I have IRB approval - now what?   This workshop will discuss expectations, obligations and best practices for approved research with human subjects.  What is an Amendment and when is it required?  What if something goes wrong?  What is non-compliance? We will review CUNY policies, discuss requirements for informed consent and use of documents, envision a perfectly executed study, and discuss how to handle when things do not go according to plan.

Responsible Research Series:

We will be announcing dates for 2021 for workshops and interactive training sessions on a variety of topics relevant to researchers, including:

  • The Mentor/Mentee Relationship
  • Conflicts of Interest and Committment
  • Export Control
  • Research Agreements
  • Authorship
  • Intellectual property
  • Research misconduct

Past Events:

  • IRB Application Workshop: January 8, 2021 at 2pm. 
  • Informed Consent: January 15, 2021 at 2pm.
  • IRB Application Workshop: January 29, 2021 at 2pm.
  • IRB Application Workshop: February 19, 2021 at 2pm. 
  • I have IRB approval - now what?: February 26, 2021 at 2pm.

*To request an IDEATE account, email with your name, CUNY email address, CUNY status, and CUNY Portal username. (If you do not know your CUNY Portal username, please use this link: to request an “Account and Password Reset” OR “Email a New Password”; when you have recovered your CUNY Portal credentials, then you can request an IDEATE account.)