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Washington State University IRB Coordinator in Seattle, Washington

IRB Coordinator Title: 1138-YN - Coordinator Business Title: IRB Coordinator Additional Titles: Location: MET PARK Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term) Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible Position Details: Summary of Duties: This position serves as lead for IRB compliance assurance. Responsibilities include monitoring and auditing all research projects within the program to ensure compliance with all state and federal laws and University policies related to human subjects. Identify compliance issues, recommend corrective action, and report to proper authority. Consult with Principal Investigators and other faculty and staff to bring their research into conformance with review protocols and standards. Ensure that all study participants are notified of study specific details prior to their agreement to participate, and provide informed consent before participation begins. Ensure participants are fully informed regarding what data is being collected and maintained, and they are aware of data security measures in place to protect data. This position will ensure that all projects and studies involving human subjects are reviewed, approved, and that all documents required by federal, state, and University laws, regulations, and policies are attained. Essential Duties: Job Function And Compliance Officer: 45% • Reviews project protocols and participates in developing alternate procedure(s). • Monitors and audits projects to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and University policies. Conducts study site visits as needed, travelling as necessary. • Identifies and communicates compliance issues to project staff and faculty. • Provides assistance to Principal Investigators concerning compliance issues. • Guides PI's through the process of bringing their projects into conformance with minimum review standards. • Reports problems as needed to applicable governing bodies and/or review boards. • Oversees documentation of project approvals, as outlined by University policies. • Assists staff and faculty with development of solutions to resolve compliance issues. Follows-up to ensure that staff and faculty have addressed issues and implemented approved solutions. • Ensures that all study participants have received information regarding the study, data that will be collected, how the data is stored, and the security measures that are in place to ensure their data is protected. • Supports Lead Research Coordinators in training and managing field staff to ensure the informed consent process is conducted accurately and that all forms are on file before the participant begins the study. • Reviews documents at study completion. Ensures that all documents are available and meets compliance requirements. • Reviews and addresses any complaints from study participants and/or investigators. • Resolves issues and escalate issues to supervisor if necessary. IRB Coordination: 25% • Prepares IRB and other review board submissions, including initial applications, amendments, renewals, and closures. • Ensures that all projects utilizing human subjects are fully documented as required by federal, state, and university laws, regulations, and policies. • Screens IRB documents for submission to the IRB, reducing the number of revisions required during the IRB review process.. • Trains staff in IRB, and other related, research policies