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IRB Reviews on Medical Device Trials is a Course

IRB Reviews on Medical Device Trials

0.75 credits


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The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance- Georgia CTSA and Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute -SC-CTSI have collaborated to provide free, high quality educational programs for clinical research professionals at novice to expert levels of experience. At the completion of each course or program, participants earn contact hours recognized by a certificate and/or badge.


Sound ethical practices must be applied in clinical trials using human subjects for medical device development. The 2nd course in a 7-part series, medical device review will be discussed from the perspective of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Topics explored include FDA regulations and guidance for Significant Risk (SR) and Non-Significant Risk devices (NSR), Humanitarian Use Device (HUD), Emergency Use, custom device, exempt review, and local IRB application processes. 


  1. FDA classifications of medical devices
    • Class I, II, and III devices
    • Examples
  2. Premarket Notification (510k)
  3. Premarket Approval (PMA)
  4. Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) and Humanitarian Exemption (HDE)
    • Definition
    • Submission requirements
  5. 21 CFR Part 812: Investigational device exemptions
    • Significant Risk Devices
    • Non-Significant Risk Devices (NSR)
  6. Institutional Review Board (IRB) responsibilities for NSR device studies
  7. Exempt review studies
  8. IRB review responsibilities
  9. FAQ on devices
  10. Emergency Use/Expanded Access
  11. Compassionate Use
  12. Custom device
  13. Local device electronic submission example


Kristin J. Craun, MPH, CIP, is the Director of the IRB at the University of California Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Boston University and her MPH from the University of California Los Angeles. Kristin is completing her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Southern California. Kristin is an AAHRPP council member and site reviewer. She is a faculty member of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) and the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). She was also the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Site Visitor Award for AAHRPP.

Learner Level: Beginner


This symposium is designed for Clinical Research Assistant/Associates or Clinical Research Coordinators in academia, clinics, hospitals, industry, or CRO with 1- 2 years of clinical research experience.  Individuals may be new to clinical research with limited knowledge of clinical trial conduct, good clinical practices, regulations and common terminology associated with clinical research.

Contact Hours:

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 0.75 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours from ENPDC.

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Program Information: This is the second course in a seven session program. To complete the entire program and earn badge Click Here.

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