Aya attended the recent CGU IRB workshop and reported back about what she learned.
If you'd like a copy of the PowerPoint presentation given at the workshop, you can find it here.
If you'd like to see sample IRB forms and samples, click here.
Aya said some of the most useful information was about how to get your IRB to pass, such as the importance of not letting your target group know what you're trying to figure out in your research.
She also said they stressed the language of the IRB form - "no harm will come to you during this study" will not pass, but "we will minimize the harm" will pass.
Remember, the IRB is a contract between you and your subjects.