The Institutional Review Board at RAND is known as the Human Subjects Protection Committee, any mention of HSPC is synonymous to IRB functions.
Reporting to the Chair, the HSPC Analyst will be responsible for oversight, administration, implementation and management of policies and procedures related to ethical treatment of research participants, including those defined as “human subjects” under the Common Rule. This individual will ensure Common Rule compliance for research involving human subjects and collaborate with the Chair to develop and update procedures and implement changes in federal and corporate policies and regulations. The HSPC Analyst will serve as a contact with federal agencies such as DHHS OHRP and liaison with RAND FFRDCs in relation to DoD Second Level review and provide support for internal and external auditing in relation to treatment of research participants and sensitive data related to research participants. In addition, this position will assist with preparation for HSPC full committee meetings, meeting management and providing minutes.
Additional duties include:
HSPC staff management and oversight
Work with Chair and staff to implement transition to a new HSPC information system that is in development
Prepare management reports on aspects of HSPC operations such as overdue projects, time spent in review process, and other productivity issues
Maintain records on actions involving other IRBs such as deferrals to and from them to RAND
Oversee maintenance of all records, including informed consent documents
Supervision and Committee Support
Provide support to the HSPC Operations and Membership Committee
Assist staff preparing materials for full committee meetings to ensure relevant documents are ready for review
Work with other IRB Administrators to resolve specific issues outside their scope, experience, or knowledge
Policy Development and Review
Working under direction of the Chair develop, update and implement polices and procedures to provide guidance to staff for specific record keeping ensuring program accountability and compliance with federal regulations and guidelines and RAND policy
Working with the Chair, assist in development and implementation of a multi-level staff education program promoting awareness, communication and understanding of the humans subjects review process
Resolve problems or discrepancies identified by reviewers or HSPC staff
Provide advice on how best to comply with applicable policies and procedures
Act as a key resource for staff regarding regulations governing human subjects
Perform additional writing and administrative duties assigned by the Chair
Represent RAND at local and national meetings and conferences regarding federal and other polices on human subjects research
Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
Internal Number: R89
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