February 2008 Regional Meeting


On February 4-6, PRIM&R offered IRB Fundamentals: IRB 101smandIRB Administrator 101 in Las Vegas, NV. This 2½-day program was geared specifically to meet the educational needs of the institutional review board (IRB)/human research protection program (HRPP) member, administrator, and staff.

Registrants had the option to attend the entire program from February 4-6, or to select only one of the two educational programs being offered.

IRB 101sm
Monday, February 4, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
IRB 101sm covered the ethics, history, and federal regulations related to the conduct of biomedical and social science research on human subjects. Through a series of lectures, interactive discussions, and case studies, IRB/HRPP members, administrators, clinical investigators, and research learned:

  • How the federally mandated IRB system developed within the United States
  • The underlying ethical principles and procedures for reviewing research involving the protection of human subjects
  • The key components of the regulations which govern IRB operations

Faculty for IRB 101:

  • Bruce Gordon, MD
  • Ada Sue Selwitz, MA

Downlad the IRB 101sm program

IRB Administrator 101
Tuesday, February 5, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 8:30 AM–12:15 PM

IRB Administrator 101 was a 1½-day program specifically designed for IRB/HRPP administrators and coordinators and reviewed the responsibilities involved in managing theIRB/HPRP.  Taught by two highly experienced administrators in the field, IRB Administrator 101:

  • Identified the key components of human research protection programs
  • Examined the primary responsibilities of administrators
  • Reviewed 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 forIRB Administrator 101:

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

Download the IRB Administrator 101 program.