Participating in a research project can be a very rewarding activity. Yet prior to undertaking any aspect of a research project that involves human participants, the principal investigator must submit their project to and gain approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB). This article in the “Exploring the Evidence: Focusing on the Fundamentals” series provides nephrology nurses with basic information related to the IRB process, as well as steps to follow in the preparation and submission of a research project for IRB approval.
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Contact hours available until 2/29/2024.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty, reviewers, authors):
Editorial Board Disclosures: Paula Dutka, MSN, RN, CNN, discloses that she is a consultant for Rockwell Medical.
All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development education activity.
Author(s) Disclosures: The author(s) reported no actual or potential conflict of interest.
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor-in-Chief, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.
Accreditation Statement: The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.
This NCPD article meets the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission’s (NNCC’s) continuing nursing education requirements for certification and recertification.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to prepare a research protocol for IRB submission.