September 2012 Regional Meeting


On September 10-11, 2012, PRIM&R offered Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator 101. This 1.5-day program took place at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMNTC), in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

IRB Administrator 101
Monday, September 10, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 11, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

IRB Administrator 101 is a 1.5-day program, specifically geared toward both new administrators, those in need of a refresher, and anyone interested in learning more about IRB operations. Two highly experienced faculty:

  • Identified the key components of human research protection programs (HRPPs)
  • Examined the primary responsibilities of administrators
  • Developed strategies and policies that will strengthen an institution’s HRPP

The faculty also highlighted key administrator tasks such as:

  • Advising principal investigators, research staff, IRB chairs 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

Learn more by viewing the agenda for IRB Administrator 101.


  • Elizabeth Bankert, MA
  • Ada Sue Selwitz, MA