May 2005 Regional Meeting


Monday, May 16, 2005, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2005, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

PRIM&R sponsored a unique 2½ day conference that was presented for the first time in Boston in  Spring 2005. Geared specifically to the educational needs of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) member, administrator, and staff, IRB Fundamentals is the fusion of two existing and highly acclaimed PRIM&R educational programs: IRB 101sm and IRB Administrator 101.

The roles and responsibilities of IRB members, coordinators, and administrators, are ever changing within an institution’s human research protection program. This new educational offering combined IRB 101 and IRB Administrator 101 in order to better assist IRB staff and members as the define their roles and responsibilities in the protection of human subjects.

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 members, administrators, clinical investigators, and research staff 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

Download the IRB 101sm program.  

IRB Administrator 101
Tuesday, May 17, 2005, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM

IRB Administrator 101 was a 1½ 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 will highlight 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

Download the IRB Administrator 101 program.  


  • Elizabeth Bankert, MA
  • Leonard Glantz, JD
  • Susan Kornetsky, MPH, CIP
  • Helen McGough, MA, CIP