Webinar: Wearing Multiple Hats in your Research Compliance Program

Wednesday, May 15 | 1:00-2:15 PM ET

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Research compliance professionals often “wear multiple hats”, responsible for oversight of some combination of IACUC, IRB, IBC, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and Conflict of Interest (COI) at their institution. Particularly at small or under-resourced institutions, those involved in multiple areas of compliance know that time and funds are precious. How can you make the most of what you have, avoid reinventing the wheel, and achieve balance in your work? Join PRIM&R’s interactive webinar to learn and share strategies with others who are in the same boat.

This webinar is interactive. Speakers will facilitate virtual discussion among attendees. Please come prepared with questions, comments, and strategies to share.


  • Avoiding reinventing the wheel by identifying commonalities and transferable principles across compliance areas
  • Advocating for resources to build and strengthen your program
  • Fostering relationships and alliances within and beyond your institution
  • Balancing overarching human subjects protections/animal welfare programmatic goals with daily administrative responsibilities
  • Leveraging available resources, and engaging in mentoring and networking opportunities

What will I learn?

After attending this webinar, you will be able to implement new strategies to mitigate common pitfalls experienced by those involved with multiple areas of compliance.

Who should attend?

This webinar will benefit professionals who “wear multiple hats” in their research compliance program. If you are involved in some combination of IACUC, IRB, IBC, RCR, COI, or more at your institution, join us!

Continuing Education

CIP Credit labelWebinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 1.25 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification. Learn More »

CPIA Credit labelWebinar participants holding the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.25 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification. Learn More »


Ross-HickeyRoss Hickey, JD, CIP, CPIA is the assistant provost for research integrity at University of Southern Maine (USM). Mr. Hickey has built a nationally recognized research compliance office that serves both USM and other institutions throughout New England, and he is contacted on a regular basis to provide technical assistance to other local institutions on regulatory compliance matters. He also serves as director of the Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center (MeRTEC). He instructs in the Regulatory Ethics program at USM and the Certificate in Compliance program at the University of Maine School of Law. Mr. Hickey is an attorney and a member of the Maine State Bar Association and co-chair of PRIM&R’s Council of Certified IRB Professionals (CCIP).

Katie GillespieKatie L. Gillespie, MS, CIP s the research compliance manager at Middlebury College in Vermont. In that role, as an office of one, she oversees the IRB, IACUC, and IBC and provides guidance on other compliance-related issues (export controls, material transfer agreements, etc.). Prior to joining the staff at Middlebury, Katie worked at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL where she started and chaired the zoo’s first IRB. Katie received her bachelor’s degree in natural resource management from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her master’s degree in science education from Oregon State University. She has served on PRIM&R’s Membership Committee since 2015.

Additional Resources

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