At Your Doorstep


At Your Doorstep photoSince its launch in 1998, institutions around the globe have relied on PRIM&R’s At Your Doorstep program to help educate members of their staff and the wider community. At Your Doorstep provides an easy and practical way to ensure that Human Research Protections Program (HRPP)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) administrators, staff, chairs, and members, as well as compliance personnel, institutional officials, and researchers, understand and can apply the latest regulations and ethical principles governing research.

Through the At Your Doorstep program, we offer two courses:

  • IRB 101sm: A crucial, introductory, "nuts-and-bolts" program for HRPP/IRB members and staff.

  • IRB 250 course designed for those seeking to deepen their understanding of, and insight into, core topics, and to learn practical strategies for enhancing their institution’s HRPP/IRB operations.

At Your Doorstep programs can range from a half day to two full days, depending on the institution’s needs. Offering one or both of these courses is an effective way for an institution to meet its obligation to deliver continuing education in an economical manner. 

How At Your Doorstep works:
  1. The institution chooses IRB 101smand/or IRB 250.

  2. The institution selects the location and suggests dates that are most convenient for hosting the course(s).

  3. Based on the educational goals and learning needs of the audience, PRIM&R chooses one to two expert faculty members to teach the program based on their experience and content knowledge.

  4. PRIM&R staff and faculty members then work with the institutional liaisons to create an offering that addresses topics relevant to the research reviewed and conducted locally.

Hosting and Collaborating

At Your Doorstep programs have been held at more than 250 institutions ranging from small regional health centers to large government agencies. Institutions are encouraged to collaborate locally to host an At Your Doorstep program. Offering this program in conjunction with your local IRB consortium is a great way to share the educational benefits of the program and network with colleagues in your region.