Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administration

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About these Courses

Individuals responsible for the operations of IRB administrative offices and Human Research Protection Programs (HRPPs) play an integral role in the protection of human subjects and are key to effective operations. These courses provide core training for IRB administrators.

We offer two versions of our IRB Administration content:

  • IRB Administration
  • IRB Administration: Expanded

IRB Administration: Expanded contains all the modules from the IRB Administration course plus webinars on advanced topics

Note: Organizations that subscribe to our All Access Webinar Package may add topic-focused webinars to any of their courses.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Coordinators, Directors, IRB and HRPP Administrators, Other Staff


Basic Courses

IRB Administration

CME/CEU

This course offers a comprehensive review of the critical areas associated with IRB and IRB office operations.

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IRB Administration: Expanded

CME/CEU

Provides foundational IRB administration course plus topic-focused webinars.

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FAQs

Who should take the IRB Administration courses?

These courses are designed for individuals who work in IRB administration roles, such as IRB specialists, regulatory analysts, IRB directors, and HRPP administrators.

How do IRB Administration courses fit in with other CITI Program courses?

These courses supplement other CITI Program courses and provide specific training related to the IRB administrator role. These courses are not meant to replace Human Subjects Research (HSR) or Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses.

Can learner groups include components from HSR and other subjects?

Yes, like all CITI Program educational materials, the modules that makeup HSR can be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization. This includes selecting modules from other CITI Program subjects, for example, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)Information Privacy and SecurityUndue Foreign Influence, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP), when creating a learner group. Additional subscription charges may apply.

 

Will I be notified if these courses are significantly revised or updated?

Yes, CITI Program will notify administrators via email and post news articles on our website when courses are significantly revised or updated.

How do the IRB Administration courses differ from each other, and should they be taken together?

We offer two versions of our IRB Administration content:

  • IRB Administration
  • IRB Administration: Expanded

IRB Administration: Expanded contains the IRB Administration course plus five webinars on advanced topics. These courses are not designed to be taken by the same individuals, but are designed to offer different options for training.

How long do these courses take to complete?

The IRB Administration course consists of five modules that contain detailed content, images, supplemental materials (such as, case studies), and a quiz. Learners may complete the modules at their own pace. Each module varies in length, and learners may require different amounts of time to complete the module based on their familiarity and knowledge of the topic. As a rule of thumb, modules can take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, which means this course may take learners around three hours to complete.

The IRB Administration: Expanded course consists of the IRB Administration course (comprised of five modules) plus five additional webinars. This course may take learners around seven to eight hours to complete.

What are the standard recommendations for learner groups?

CITI Program allows organizations to customize their learner groups, which means they can choose the content modules their learners need to complete. We will work with your CITI Program designated admin to determine the learner groups that best fit your organizational needs.

The typical recommendation for the IRB Administration course is to designate the following modules as Required:

  • HRPP/IRB Policies and Procedures
  • Reporting to Federal Agencies
  • Communicating with Subjects
  • Internal Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement of the HRPP
  • External Oversight of the HRPP/IRB: Monitoring and Inspections

The typical recommendation for the IRB Administration: Expanded course is to designate the following modules as Required:

  • HRPP/IRB Policies and Procedures
  • Reporting to Federal Agencies
  • Communicating with Subjects
  • Internal Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement of the HRPP
  • External Oversight of the HRPP/IRB: Monitoring and Inspections

And designate the following modules as Supplemental:

  • Webinar - IRB Administrator Professional Development and Self-Advocacy
  • Webinar - U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Regulations & Requirements for Human Subject Research
  • Webinar - Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM) in Human Subjects Research
  • Webinar - Nuts & Bolts of Running a Virtual IRB Meeting
  • Webinar - IRB Review of Observational Research

Are the IRB Administration courses eligible for continuing medical education credits?

Yes. Please see the information above for details. For more information on how to ensure CE/CME credit availability for learners at your organization, contact support@citiprogram.org or 888.529.5929.