An institutional review board (IRB) is a group formally designated to review and monitor research involving human subjects to ensure that those subjects’ rights and welfare are protected in accordance with federal regulations. In order to effectively meet this challenge, IRBs should be diverse, skilled, knowledgeable, and committed to the common goal of protecting human subjects.
IRBs consistently struggle with identifying and retaining skilled, motivated IRB members. How do human subjects protections program (HRPP) and IRB leaders navigate the various challenges of maintaining a skilled, knowledgeable, and diverse IRB panel? During this advanced-level webinar, presenters provided approaches for strategically identifying, recruiting, training, and retaining IRB members to create a healthy and qualified board. (Presented on February 24, 2016)
What will I learn?
After attending this webinar, attendees were able to:
- Identify board member candidates:
- Assess the IRB’s strengths and identify gaps in skills, perspectives, and knowledge
- Develop strategic and diverse recruitment strategies
- Develop selection criteria for leadership roles (i.e. Chair)
- Recruit board members:
- Provide candidates clear expectations for commitment and accountability to the IRB
- Evaluate each candidate’s expertise and experience
- Train board members:
- Deliver learning opportunities that result in board member engagement and learning
- Develop a foundation of common understanding of the ethical and regulatory concepts for IRB review while preserving individual perspectives
- Create a comprehensive educational plan that includes continuing education, engagement, and feedback
- Retain board members:
- Identify your IRB’s unique challenges that may impact a member’s continued service
- Develop strategies to promote the institution’s investment in the IRB
Who should attend?
This advanced-level webinar was useful for institutional officials, IRB professionals, HRPP leaders, IRB members, and chairs.
Webinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 1.5 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification. Learn More »
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