Research Coordinators and AAHRPP Powerpoint Presentation

Report
Institutional Review Board
Requirements and Expectations of
Researchers and Research Staff
Moira A Keane, MA, CIP
Executive Director
Human Research Protection Program
Human Research Protection Program
AAHRPP Accreditation
• UMN has been accredited since 2004
• Whole program accreditation, not just IRB
• Researchers and staff are an integral
component of the HRPP
Human Research Protection Program
Steps in Accreditation Process
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Self Assessment
Step One application
Feedback from AAHRPP
Incorporate changes
Step Two application
Site Visit
Draft Report from AAHRPP
UMN Response to Draft report
Council on Accreditation renders decision
Human Research Protection Program
Where do you fit in?
• Daily work is part of the program
• Site visit agenda will include
Researchers and Research Staff for
interviews
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What do you need to know?
• AAHRPP Requirements are divided into
three Domains:
– Domain One: Organization
– Domain Two: Institutional Review Board
– Domain Three: Researcher and Research
Staff
Human Research Protection Program
Revised Standards and
Elements
• AAHRPP released, following public
comment, New Revised Standards and
Elements on October 1, 2009.
• New accompanying Evaluation
Instrument:
http://aahrpp.org/Documents/D000229.PDF
Human Research Protection Program
Domain III
• Two Standards (principle)
• Twelve Sub elements (implementation)
Human Research Protection Program
Standard III.1
In addition to following applicable laws and
regulations, Researchers and Research Staff
adhere to ethical principles and standards
appropriate for their discipline. In designing
and conducting research studies,
Researchers and Research Staff have the
protection of the rights and welfare of
research participants as a primary concern.
Human Research Protection Program
Element III.1.A
Researchers and Research Staff know
which of the activities they conduct are
overseen by the Human Research
Protection Program, and they seek
guidance when appropriate.
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Element III.1.B
Researchers and Research Staff
identify and disclose financial interests
according to organizational policies and
regulatory requirements and, with the
Organization, manage, minimize, or
eliminate financial conflicts of interest.
Human Research Protection Program
Element III.1.C
Researchers employ sound study
design in accordance with the standards
of their discipline. Researchers design
studies in a manner that minimizes risks
to participants
Human Research Protection Program
Element III.1.D
Researchers determine that the
resources necessary to protect
participants are present before
conducting each research study.
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Element III.1.E
Researchers and Research Staff recruit
participants in a fair and equitable
manner.
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Element III.1.F.
Researchers employ consent processes
and methods of documentation
appropriate to the type of research and
the study population, emphasizing the
importance of comprehension and
voluntary participation to foster informed
decision-making by participants.
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Element III.1.G
Researchers and Research Staff have a
process to address participants’
concerns, complaints, or requests for
information.
Human Research Protection Program
Standard III-2
Researchers and Research Staff meet
requirements for conducting research with
participants and comply with all applicable
laws, regulations, codes, and guidance; the
Organization’s policies and procedures for
protecting research participants; and the
IRB’s determinations.
Human Research Protection Program
Element III.2.A.
Researchers and Research Staff are qualified
by training and experience for their research
roles, including knowledge of applicable laws,
regulations, codes, and guidance; relevant
professional standards; and the
Organization’s policies and procedures
regarding the protection of research
participants.
Human Research Protection Program
Element III.2.B.
Researchers maintain appropriate
oversight of each research study, as
well as Research Staff and trainees,
and appropriately delegate research
responsibilities and functions.
Human Research Protection Program
Element III.2.C
Researchers and Research Staff follow
the requirements of the research
protocol or plan and adhere to the
policies and procedures of the
Organization and to the requirements or
determinations of the IRB.
Human Research Protection Program
Element III.2.D.
Researchers and Research Staff follow
reporting requirements in accordance
with applicable laws, regulations, codes,
and guidance; the Organization’s
policies and procedures; and the IRB’s
requirements.
Human Research Protection Program
Basics:
• Know what you need to know
• Know where to get more information
• Follow requirements of IRB, sponsor,
Protocol etc.
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Whole Process
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Consultative
Collegial
Confidential
NOT an inspection
NOT an audit
Interview comments are not attributed
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HRPP—IRB Staff
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Here to help
Can assist if called for an interview
Ready to answer questions or concerns
Continuing to develop educational
materials
• Welcome suggestions about improving
program
Human Research Protection Program
Discussion
Human Research Protection Program

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