Institutional Review Board Administrator Core Training Courses

Overview

Overview

Institutional Review Board(IRB) Administrator Core Training Courses are designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the critical skills required for effective IRB administration, institutional policy development, recordkeeping, and applying regulations. 

Course attendees will also have access to an exclusive platform on the PRIM&R Online Community for additional discussion and networking. 

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance that documents up to 6 continuing education credit hours for their attendance at this workshop. Certificates of attendance are useful for obtaining CE credits from professional associations. Each association's guidelines for accepting CE credit hours (in-person or virtual) may differ. Please consult the appropriate association representative for information on if, and how many, CE credits from this PRIM&R course may be used.

Join us for one or both courses! 

Format

Each IRB Administrator training course is offered in two 3-hour sessions that teach with a blend of didactic presentations with case studies and discussions for a practical, interactive learning experience.  Opportunities for deeper learning, review, discussion, and networking with faculty and colleagues are available with the supplementary Learning Lab.

Course 1: Introduction to Key IRB Administrator Skills

Course 1: Introduction to Key IRB Administrator Skills

Wednesdays, August 28, September 4, and September 11, 2024
1:00–3:00 PM ET
Learning Lab: Fridays, August 30 and September 6, 2024
1:00–2:00 PM ET

This course expands upon foundational knowledge of an IRB administrator's role and responsibilities and focuses on honing skills essential to developing effective institutional policies, efficient recordkeeping, making exempt human subjects research determinations, and productive collaborations with IRB members, researchers, and institutional officials.  

You will learn how to:

  • Understand key skills necessary for effective IRB administration.
  • Develop strategies for policy development and efficient recordkeeping.
  • Enhance abilities in working collaboratively with IRB members and institutional officials.
  • Learn how to apply a regulatory framework to address common questions and situations that IRB administrators encounter.

Presenters: 

  • Nichelle Cobb, PhD: Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP)
  • Susan Kornetsky, MPH: Senior Director, Clinical Research Compliance, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Nancy A. Olson, JD: IRB Administrator, University of Nebraska Medical Center Jessica Ripton, MPH, CIP: Director, External Relations, Policy & Quality, Boston Children's Hospital

Who Should Attend?


Cost
Member: $350
Nonmember: $470

Course 2: Refining Key IRB Administrator Skills

Course 2: Refining Key IRB Administrator Skills

Wednesdays, September 18, September 25, and October 2, 2024
1:00–3:00 PM ET
Learning Lab: Fridays, September 20 and September 27, 2024
1:00–2:00 PM ET

This course aims to prepare IRB administrators for navigating the complex issues they may encounter, including managing noncompliance, unanticipated problems, the intricacies of single IRB, and addressing conflicting regulatory requirements. In addition to didactic presentations with case studies, discussions, and practical, interactive learning, this course will allow participants to explore these challenging topics and develop the skills to effectively navigate them.

  • Equip IRB administrators with the skills to manage complex IRB administration issues effectively.
  • Enhance understanding of noncompliance, unanticipated problems, and single IRB challenges.
  • Develop the ability to identify and apply multiple regulations and to address regulatory conflicts that may arise.

Presenters: 

  • Nichelle Cobb, PhD: Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP)
  • Susan Kornetsky, MPH: Senior Director, Clinical Research Compliance, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Nancy A. Olson, JD: IRB Administrator, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Jessica Ripton, MPH, CIP: Director, External Relations, Policy & Quality, Boston Children's Hospital

Who Should Attend?
IRB administrators with at least one year of experience (or who have taken PRIM&R’s course Exploring the Common Rule: A Guide for Beginners), and who have taken Course One.
 

CIP Credit 
Participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 8 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification for attending *Course 2:  Refining Key IRB Administrator Skills. Learn More »
*Course 1 is not eligible for CIP credit

Cost
Member: $350
Nonmember: $470