For IRB Managers / Administrators

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This section is meant to be a resource for IRB Managers/Administrators.

DOE IRB Managers/Administrators have the responsibility for managing the review of protocols that come to their respective IRBs, and for ensuring that researchers at their institutions are aware of the types of research that need such review and the Federal and DOE-specific requirements. They are also responsible for ensuring that appropriate information is provided to the DOE Human Subjects Research Database (per DOE Order 443.1B Chg 1 and DOE Notice 443.1) in a timely manner, and that researchers conducting human subjects research take training in the protection of human subjects.

As is the case with researchers and IRB members, DOE requires that IRB Managers/Administrators have initial CITI training (or comparable training) and refresher training at least every 3 years thereafter. DOE also strongly recommends that IRB Managers/Administrators complete the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) process.

DOE holds monthly calls for the Human Subjects Working Group, a group of DOE IRB chairs and administrators, and other DOE and field office representatives.

DOE covers the registration and hotel costs annually for a representative group of IRB Managers/Administrators throughout the DOE complex to participate in the Public Responsibility for Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Advancing Ethical Research (AER) meeting. DOE typically also holds a 1-day meeting to discuss DOE policy issues and provide DOE-specific updates/training just prior to or following the PRIM&R AER meeting.