August 2005 Regional Meeting


In August 2005, PRIM&R presented two educational programs designed for IRB and IACUC administrators: IRB Administrator 101 and Essentials of IACUC Administration. These programs offered an opportunity to develop your skills in IRB or IACUC administration, to learn best practices from experienced administrators, and to network with others in the field.

IRB Administrator 101 was a one and a half day program, specifically geared toward both new administrators and those in need of a “refresher” course. Taught by two highly experienced administrators in the field, IRB Administrator 101 included:

  • Identification of the key components of human research protection programs
  • Examination of the primary responsibilities of administrators
  • A review of the strategies and policies for developing and/or strengthening your institution’s human research protection program

IRB Administrator 101 highlighted key administrator tasks including:

  • Advising principal investigators, research staff, IRB chair and members, and institutional officials
  • Managing protocol review
  • Recordkeeping and reporting
  • Handling allegations and complaints
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Managing staff and infrastructural needs
  • Serving liaison functions
  • Providing/overseeing education
  • Conducting quality improvement or assurance reviews
  • Coordinating "off-site" administrative agreements

Faculty for IRB Administrator 101:

  • Susan Z. Kornetsky, MPH, CIP
  • Ada Sue Selwitz, MA

Download the IRB Administrator 101 program.

Monday, August 15, 2005, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Essentials of IACUC Administration was a one day program, which provided IACUC administrators and support staff, as well as training and compliance personnel, with an overview of how to effectively manage an animal care and use program. This course:

  • Reviewed the key components of an integrated program
  • Examined the primary responsibilities of administrators
  • Discussed strategies for creating a culture that assures the humane care and use of animals while facilitating their use in research and teaching

Essentials of IACUC Administration topics included:

  • Organization and management of an IACUC program and staff
  • Managing the semi-annual review of programs
  • Protocol review
  • Training requirements
  • Recordkeeping and reporting
  • Handling allegations and complaints
  • Developing policies and procedures

Faculty for Essentials of IACUC Administration:

  • Molly Greene
  • Marky Pitts

Download the Essentials of IACUC Administration program.