2016 IRB Administrator Boot Camp

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The September IRB Administrator Boot Camp is sold out. To ensure your chance to participate, sign up to join the waiting list and be notified of the next IRB Administrator Boot Camp, to be held in April 2017 (location to be announced). Thank you for your interest!

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator 101

September 19, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
September 20, 8:00 AM–11:30 AM

Nancy Olson, JD
Ada Sue Selwitz, MA

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IRB Administrator 101 is a one-and-a-half day program that provides a holistic look into the many functions and components of a human research protection program (HRPP). 

What Will I Learn?
After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the primary responsibilities of IRB administrators and staff
  • Implement strategies and policies for creating a culture of compliance and ethical responsibility
  • Discuss methods for ensuring administrators and staff support, improve, and strengthen your HRPP

Who Should Attend?
This program is ideal for new administrators, new chairs with administrative responsibilities, new institutional officials, those in need of a “refresher” course, and anyone interested in learning more about IRB operations.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator 201

September 20, 12:30–4:00 PM
September 21, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM

Susan Z. Kornetsky, MPH
Ada Sue Selwitz, MA

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Are you asking the right questions? Are you identifying and implementing the best solutions? Attend the IRB Administrator 201 course, and learn a framework to ensure you have the knowledge, skills, and strategies to address questions like: 

  • Where do I fit into the IRB and how does the IRB fit into my HRPP?
  • How do I implement effective communication pathways between stakeholders and the HRPP?
  • Which projects require IRB review?
  • When can informed consent or documentation thereof be waived?
  • What questions should I be asking the principal investigator?
  • What are the important elements of an IRB reliance agreement and how do I implement and track them?

This one-and-a-half day course will provide knowledge to address issues, strategies an IRB administrator and chair can implement, and skills needed to be successful in carrying out responsibilities related to IRB oversight. IRB Administrator 201 serves as an intermediate level course complementing the introductory IRB Administrator 101 * course.

A portion of the program will utilize peer review with the goal of improving local documentation. Attendees must bring two hard copies of the following:

  • Your institution’s standard operating procedure (SOP) for expedited review
  • The first page of IRB minutes and redacted review for two studies (approximately three pages)

What Will I Learn?
After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a framework to analyze questions faced in the day-to-day operation of the IRB/REC, and choose solutions that apply ethical principles and applicable federal regulations to these questions
  • Identify administrative issues critical to IRB/REC operations in the current regulatory environment, and apply solutions to these issues
  • Document IRB activities (e.g., minutes, SOPs) to meet federal and HRPP requirements

Who Should Attend?
This program is ideal for mid-level IRB administrators, IRB chairs with administrative responsibilities, and anyone interested in learning more about advanced IRB operations.

CE Credit for Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) Recertification

IRB Administrator 201 participants holding the CIP credential who wish to apply the 9.75 credits from this program toward CIP recertification may submit the Certificate of Attendance they received upon completing the online evaluation as documentation of their participation. Learn more.

*While attendance at IRB Administrator 101 is not a pre-requisite for this course, it is recommended that learners have an understanding of the functions and components of a HRPP that are covered in an introductory level course prior to attending IRB Administrator 201, including: key components of HRPPs, responsibilities of administrators, and strategies and policies attendees can use to develop and/or strengthen their institution’s HRPP. IRB Administrator 201 is an intermediate-level course and 3-5 years prior experience is needed.

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Cancellation Policy

Once you register for the IRB Administrator Boot Camp, you are responsible for all fees (regardless of whether you attend) unless you cancel according to the following policy:

  • Cancellations must be made by returning the completed cancellation form to PRIM&R via email, fax, or mail (ATTN: Registration).
  • Refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

Cancellation form received by:

Refund amount 

On or before September 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET 

100% of registration fees, less $75 for processing

After September 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET 

No refund

  • All refunds will be issued via check; no refunds will be issued via credit card. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM ET on September 16, 2016. Those registrants who do not attend the conference and do not contact the PRIM&R office are responsible in full for their registration fees.
  • The cancellation can only be considered complete once you receive a confirmation from PRIM&R.
  • Refunds will be issued within 60 days of the conference's conclusion.
  • Refunds will not be issued for PRIM&R membership dues. Registrants joining PRIM&R or renewing their memberships during registration will continue to keep their memberships even if they cancel according to the terms detailed in the cancellation policy.

Substitution Policy

  • Substitutions may be made at no cost by completing the substitution form. Fax, email, or mail is acceptable; however, this form must be received by September 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET
  • Fax, mail, or email the substitution form to the PRIM&R office by September 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET (ATTN: Registration). 
  • Please note the $75 processing fee will be assessed should a substitution result in the cancellation of an associated registration.
  • If the registration rate for the person substituting is more than the rate for the person for whom payment has already been submitted, you will be expected to pay the difference before your registration is complete.

Once the substitution is complete, a confirmation number will be sent from PRIM&R. Please keep this number for your records, and please share it with the person who is substituting for you.