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Updated Radiation Safety Committee template language for Biomedical and Cancer Center Informed Consents

The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) and the UCSF IRB have collaborated to develop updated radiation risk language for consent forms. The Biomedical and Cancer Center Informed Consent templates have been updated to reflect these changes. The language will be reviewed on an annual basis as needed.

The Biomedical and Cancer Consent template has been updated and posted on the IRB website. The new outline of changes of the changes are attached.

Applicable studies with currently approved consent documents should (not) modify their approved Informed Consent document(s) as a result of this update. Informed Consent documents for new studies should use the updated version.

Please contact the HRPP office at IRB@ucsf.edu or 415-502-1347 for questions.

 

Interested in learning about cutting-edge research conducted by world-class investigators? Want to explore ethical issues in human subjects’ protections?

Come work with the IRB, we’re expanding! 

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) currently has the following job opportunities available. Please see below for job descriptions and links to apply.

 

Job Opportunity #1
Req. Number: 52854BR
6229 Research Compliance Analyst 2
Human Research Protection Program
Location: Laurel Heights
 

The Assistant Coordinator also performs analytical and business tasks and serves multiple functions in support of the Research Protection Program (HRPP). The individual will complete a variety of complex duties, typically on a project basis; projects will be completed independently or under general supervision. Responsibilities impact the HRPP and immediate office, and include business operations, scheduling coordination and event planning, taking meeting minutes, and scheduling high level support senior HRPP leadership. The Assistant Coordinator must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and exercise sound independent judgment.



The IRB Assistant Coordinator uses research compliance concepts, and applies organization policies and procedures to review and / or pre-review moderately complex, minimal risk research and occasional screen greater than minimal risk protocols. Works independently in most cases without a great deal of supervision or oversight for routine or standard assignments. Highlights potential issues of concern for committee Chair, Vice Chair and / or members to consider in their review of research protocols that qualify for review.



• Screen modification and continuing review proposals for adherence to federal regulations and local policies and ensure the correct level of review is applied. Occasionally screen minimal risk and exempt initial review submissions

• Provide feedback and guidance to the research team as necessary to ensure that the proposal is complete and sufficient information is provided for review by the Chair or review board and write post-review comments or approval letters after the review

• Act as primary reviewer for minor modifications to minimal risk research

• Ensure that regulatory determinations are appropriately documented in committee meeting minutes and approval letters

• Advise investigators and study team members on how to properly prepare their submission, how to use iRIS (the online submission system), and advise on federal regulations and local and University policies

• Serve as first point of contact for phone and email inquiries to the HRPP office, either providing feedback to the inquiry or directing to the appropriate staff member

• Performs complex analytical and business tasks typically on a project basis; completed independently or under general supervision.

For the full job description, go to http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/
Contact person: Jason Keenan, Jason.Keenan@ucsf.edu

 

Job Opportunity #2 (2 open positions)
Req. Number: 53531BR
6230 Research Compliance Analyst 2
Human Research Protection Program
Location: Laurel Heights
 

The IRB Assistant Coordinator uses research compliance concepts, and applies organization policies and procedures to review and / or pre-review moderately complex, minimal risk research and screen for greater-than-minimal risk protocols. Works independently in most cases without a great deal of supervision or oversight for routine or standard assignments. HIghlights potential issues of concern for committee Chair, Vice Chair and / or members to consider in their review of research protocols that qualify for review.

• Assist in the efficient management of one of the four Institutional Review Board (IRB) committees responsible for reviewing and approving research involving the participation of human subjects

• Screen modification and continuing review proposals for adherence to federal regulations and local policies and ensure the correct level of review is applied

• Provide feedback and guidance to the research team as necessary to ensure that the proposal is complete and sufficient information is provided for review by the Chair or review board and write post-review comments or approval letters after the review

• Ensure that regulatory determinations are appropriately documented in committee meeting minutes and approval letters

• Advise investigators and study team members on how to properly prepare their submission, how to use iRIS (the online submission system), and advise on federal regulations and local and University policies

• Participate in full board convened meetings. Attend meeting, set up audio visual equipment, navigate through the online submission for members to view during the meeting, and take notes on the discussion.

For the full job description, go to http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/
Contact person: Jason Keenan, Jason.Keenan@ucsf.edu
 
Job Opportunity #3
Req. Number: 52595BR
Research Compliance Analyst 4
Human Research Protection Program
Location: Laurel Heights
 

The IRB Administrator uses advanced research compliance concepts to interpret highly complex and broad regulations, policies and guidelines. Regularly works on highly complex research compliance issues where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to anticipate and identify problems and develop and implement the appropriate response and / or action. Serves as a technical expert and advisor to both the IRB leadership and to directors of research centers and clinical departments.



Responsibilities include the following:

• Efficient management of one of the four IRB committees responsible for reviewing and approving research involving the participation of human subjects

• Primary responsibility for the oversight, administration and management of all IRB business assigned to the IRB, approximately 450 new full committee protocols annually, which is one-quarter of the total number of active clinical trials being conducted annually under the auspices of UCSF. This responsibility includes ensuring that the research protocol complies with all relevant federal and State regulations, University policies, and HRPP procedures

• Screening and editing all new full committee studies submitted to the IRB, and providing extensive feedback and guidance to research team members and IRB members

• Participating in deliberations during IRB meetings as an ex officio, nonscientist voting member, providing IRB chairs, vice chairs and members with regulatory, ethical and policy guidance as well as specific information about individual research studies

• Composing a large volume of in-depth analytical correspondence based on the IRB deliberations, records meeting minutes, and issuing approval notices based on conditions imposed by the IRB

• Advising faculty and staff on how their projects, programs and applications can best comply with ethical, regulatory and procedural requirements for the conduct of human research

• Training research staff in the preparation of applications, consent forms and recruitment materials, and being available for ongoing consultation and in-person presentations

• Reviewing, analyzing and implementing UCSF policies and guidance for the protection of the safety and welfare of human research participants and preparing and implementing procedures as needed.

For the full job description, go to http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/
Contact person: Jason Keenan, Jason.Keenan@ucsf.edu
 
Job Opportunity #4
Req. Number: 52747BR
6233 Research Compliance Supervisor II
Human Research Protection Program
Location: Laurel Heights
 

The Manager, Institutional Review Board (IRB), administers policies and procedures in designated research compliance area with established federal and state agency regulations. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance. Administers policies that directly affect subordinate staff. Recommends changes to department policies and practices. Identifies risks and responds accordingly. Provides priority setting and work flow analysis.

For the full job description, go to http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/
Contact person: Taylar Hagan, Taylar.hagan@ucsf.edu
 
Job Opportunity #5
Req. Number: 52861BR
0374 Research Compliance Analyst V
Human Research Protection Program
Location: Laurel Heights
 

The HRPP Associate Director reports to the HRPP Director.

• Having wide-ranging experience, uses research compliance concepts and organization objectives to resolve the most complex issues having organization-wide impact

• Works on the most complex issues where little or no organization precedent exists and analysis of situation(s) or data require an in-depth evaluation of variable factors

• Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Internal and external contacts often pertain to organization plans and objectives

• Is considered a subject matter expert in the organization and often recognized as an expert externally in the industry.

For the full job description, go to http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/
Contact person: Sherry Felchlin, Sherry.Felchlin@ucsf.edu