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April 2017

Webinar: Getting Started with SMART IRB & the Online Reliance System

April 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

In response to the NIH’s Single IRB Policy, PCORnet is working in harmonization with NCATS, encouraging its collaborators to participate in the Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials (SMART) IRB Reliance Platform. The SMART IRB Online Reliance System is a unique tool that helps institutions establish and document single IRB review arrangements. By using this system: Investigators can create and submit requests to use a single IRB for their studies. Collaborating institutions can work together to identify a Reviewing IRB and track and document…

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May 2017

PCORnet Best Practice Sharing Session: Measuring an Epidemic: Using EHR Data to Track Trends in Opioid Prescribing

May 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

The liberalizing of chronic opioid prescribing in the early 1990s was soon followed by unforeseen harm to individuals and communities. The subsequent rise in opioid addiction and overdose deaths has been widely described in the medical literature and lay press, and is now producing a backlash of recommendations and policies designed to make prescribing safer.  We will review the history of this problem, its complex relationship with chronic pain, and prior efforts to use various data sources to track pain…

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