Program Coordinator, Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Aug 24, 2017
Nov 03, 2017
Program Manager
Full Time
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Program Coordinator, Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Program Coordinator serves as the primary liaison with the commercial IRB, s/he reviews research conducted at Georgetown University and the affiliate institutions, and screens protocols and Informed Consent Forms (ICF) reviewed by the external IRBs to make sure that the local language is included in the external IRB approved ICF. Reporting to the IRB Director, the Program Coordinator has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Screens ICF for study amendments and continuing review.
  • Verifies that all institutional conflict of interest processes have been implemented and that all study specific disclosures for all the investigators listed on a specific protocol are completed and submitted to the Conflict of Interest in the consent and approval by the external IRB.
  • Verifies if all the research members interacting with human subjects or having access to identifiable information have completed and renewed when required human subjects protection and HIPAA training.
  • Verifies if ancillary committee approval letters were uploaded into eRIC (Electronic Research Information and Compliance) by the research team.
  • Obtains the meeting minutes from commercial IRB and disseminates them to the local institution affiliated institutions for compliance and/or billing purposes.
  • Issues the institutional letter allowing the research to commence at MHRI-GU institutions for oncology research.
  • Verifies that the internal adverse events were submitted and reviewed by the GU Adverse Events Subcommittee and reported to the external IRB.
  • Runs adverse events reports, and reviews the research team's proposed plan to manage the incident, experience, or outcome, including measures to prevent similar occurrences.
  • Responds to study participants' concerns and submits the study participants' concerns to the Director of the local IRB.
  • Manages study deviations and violations as well as submits the non-compliance reports to the external IRB.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4 years of administrative experience in an IRB Office 
  • Analytical, communications, and organizational skills

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