Information for IRB Members
New Board Member Training Requirements
Potential Board members should send a completed HRP-202 form, current CV, and cover letter explaining why they are interested in serving on the IRB to firstname.lastname@example.org. After review by the IRB Chair, potential Board members will be required to complete CITI training (www.citiprogram.org), complete FDA training (CAP Courses), and observe two IRB meetings. Additional training will be provided as needed.
Member Continuing Education
Board members are encouraged to attend IRB meetings that occur on the 5th Wednesday for continuing education. Topics will vary.
Resources for Board Members
Research Administration Portal (RAP)
RAP is the electronic database utilized by the IRB for all human research activities. This new system will offer efficiencies in the areas of account creation and maintenance, reduced redundancy in the submission forms, as well as centralized access to training videos and templates. Information archived from ePas will be available in the legacy database. If you have questions/concerns, please contact your HPA/IRB Coordinator or email@example.com.
Reliance on External IRB
For general questions regarding reliance review, contact Kareemah Mills in the HRPP Office at (513) 558-3576.
Reliance on Commercial IRB
UC has contracts with the following commercial IRBs:
Reliance on Non-Commercial IRB
The UC IRB may rely on external IRBs for review, after an Institutional Authorization Agreement is obtained. Only IRBs at institutions registered with the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) will be accepted for reliance. If UC has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in place with the participating institution, then an authorization agreement is not needed. Please see the list of institutions with current MOUs:
To report compliance concerns: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call - 513-558-5034
Toll-Free Anonymous Compliance Hotline - (800) 889-1547
You may also file a report via the web: Anonymous Online Reporting