CIP Course for Advanced Learners – IRB Administration Topics

This course provides advanced learners a topic-focused course on IRB administration and 4 CE hours for CIP recertification.

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About this Course

The course is intended for currently Certified IRB Professionals (CIPs) seeking CIP continuing education (CE) credits for recertification. These modules were approved by the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP) as advanced-level and eligible for CIP CE credits.

This course includes a topic-focused selection of CIP approved modules for recertification by education.

Learners can self-direct their training by choosing which and how many modules to complete in order to earn CIP CE credits.

Note: These modules (or a selection of them) may be part of an organization’s subscription.  If you are affiliated with a subscribing organization, it is recommended that you review the modules you may have access to via that subscription before purchasing this course.

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Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Certified IRB Professionals (CIPs)

Independent Learner Price: $99 per person

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Course Content

External IRB Review

Reviews history and developments of external IRB review, the variety of relationships between institutions and IRBs, and the agreements and obligations involved in those relationships. Covers major arguments for and against institutional acceptance of an external IRB, defines several types of relationships between research institutions and external IRBs, describes operational differences, reviews different types of reliance agreements, and discusses factors that contribute to the increasing use of centralized IRB review.

Recommended Use: Elective
ID (Language): 16711 (English)
Author(s): Erica Heath, CIP, MBA - Ethical and Independent Review Services, LLC

The IRB Administrator’s Responsibilities

Provides the foundation for the IRB administrators’/directors’ responsibilities including communication, interpretation and implementation of regulations, training and professional development, managing grants and contracts, preparing reports, and interacting with the media. Reviews basic policies and procedures that institutions should have with regard to the human subjects protection program, including the IRB.

Recommended Use: Elective
ID (Language): 13813 (English)
Author(s): Norma Epley, M.S. - East Carolina University; Christy Stephens - Moffitt Cancer Center

The IRB Member Module - "What Every New IRB Member Needs to Know”

Designed as an overview and resource for individuals joining an Institutional Review Board (IRB). It includes discussions on time commitment, liability, the role of the IRB chair, and the levels of review. An overview of IRB tools, including the content of new submissions as well as what is often seen during committee review provides a foundation for new IRB members and is complimented by a discussion of how an IRB member can review protocols. It concludes with information related to the IRB meeting, including the importance of quorum, the types of IRB decisions, and the review of meeting minutes. It is designed for new members, but may also be useful for any IRB member who continues to serve on an IRB.

Note: This module is meant as a supplement to the Human Subjects Research series, and should be used to enhance IRB member training by adding specific information intended for members.

Recommended Use: Elective
ID (Language): 816 (English)
Author(s): Cheryl A. Savini - HRP Consulting Group, Inc.; Judy Matuk, MS - HRP Consulting Group, Inc.; Allison Handler, BSN, CCRC - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) Use and Administration: When Relying on a sIRB

Explores key considerations when implementing sIRB relationships and what a participating site needs to do in preparation for relying on an external sIRB.

Recommended Use: Elective
ID (Language): 17387 (English)
Author(s): James Riddle, MCSE, CIP, CPIA - Advarra; Raffaella Hart, MSHS, CIP - BRANY IRB

Single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) Use and Administration: When Serving as a sIRB of Record

Discusses key elements and considerations for setting up an IRB to serve as a sIRB.

Recommended Use: Elective
ID (Language): 17388 (English)
Author(s): James Riddle, MCSE, CIP, CPIA - Advarra; Raffaella Hart, MSHS, CIP - BRANY IRB

Single Institutional Review Board (sIRB) Use and Administration: Authorization Agreements

Introduces best practices for drafting, reviewing, and implementing authorization agreements between the sIRB and participating sites in multi-site research.

Recommended Use: Elective
ID (Language): 17392 (English)
Author(s): Cindy Gates, JD, RN, CIP - University of Miami

FERPA for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

Discusses issues around student data and privacy from the perspective of IRBs that are reviewing research on human subjects in various educational settings (public secondary and elementary schools, and postsecondary institutions). Provides education to IRB administrators and members on the role of IRBs as they relate to FERPA, potential FERPA issues during IRB review of a research plan (including consent, data requests, and compliance with the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment [PPRA]), and strategies for researchers to collect, handle, and analyze student records in compliance with FERPA.

Recommended Use: Elective
ID (Language): 17411 (English)
Author(s): Thomas Gold, PhD - Acceleration Group, Inc.

Introduction to Public Health Research

Describes the roles, responsibilities, and activities of public health systems as relevant to research. Discusses characteristics of international public health systems and identifies public health services and their interrelationships with core public health functions.

Recommended Use: Elective
ID (Language): 17637 (English)
Author(s): Charles Hennekens, MD, DrPH - Florida Atlantic University; Joanna Drowos, DO, MPH, MBA - Florida Atlantic University


Who is eligible for earning CIP CE credits?

Certified IRB Professionals (CIPs) may earn CIP CE credits by completing eligible modules.

Which modules are eligible for CIP CE credits?

See CITI Program Advanced-Level Modules Eligible for CIP Continuing Education Credits for a complete list of CIP CE certified modules.

Are all modules in this course eligible for CIP CE credits?


How many CIP CE credits are available by completing this course?

Each successfully completed CITI Program advanced-level module represents half a CIP CE credit (0.5 credit). For example, a learner that completes 8 modules qualifies for 4 CIP CE credits.

What is the passing score requirement for CIP CE credits?

A minimum quiz score of 70% is required for each module.

How can learners document their CIP CE credits?

Learners who wish to apply the credits from approved modules toward their CIP recertification may submit their CITI Program Completion Report as documentation of their participation (the transcript page will have a record of each module and date completed). Completion Reports identify the learner’s name, and the module titles, IDs, completion dates, and quiz scores.

Where can learners find additional information about CIP recertification?

See CIP Recertification on PRIM&R’s website for additional information about CIP recertification.

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