Education & Training
WIRB is currently developing an exciting new lineup of WIRBinars,
which will be available at no cost. We will be announcing the new, free Webinar
series in the coming weeks. If you wish to receive this announcement, please subscribe
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eLearning and Recorded Courses
Good Clinical Practice. We provide onsite training on
good clinical practice (GCP), and we offer this training periodically at locations
across the U.S.
IBC Training. To help meet NIH training guidelines on rDNA research, IBC
Services can provide customized training with examples drawn from our in-depth experience.
IBCS can also present IBC-related topics to local, regional, or national meetings.
Sample topics include:
Customized Training. Whether it is initial training for new members or ongoing
training for experienced staff and board members, we can provide services that are
tailored to meet your IRB's needs. Training can be provided with an onsite instructor
or on the web.
- Overview of human gene transfer
- Biosafety in the medical clinic
- Introduction to the NIH guidelines
- Preparing for your first human gene transfer study
For more information on WIRB's training offerings,
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Protocol review and development
Catch problems before submission—let us help write your protocol
or review your existing protocol to see if there are any regulatory or ethical issues
that might prevent or delay IRB approval.
Consent form review and writing
WIRB's experts can write your consent form or review your
existing consent form to be sure it is understandable and in compliance with regulations
and applicable law.
Onsite compliance assessment for researchers
Have an expert visit your site for a consultation on best practices
and assessment of compliance with regulations and other applicable law, including
a review of SOPs, delegation procedures, recruitment, and consent process. If issues
are identified we can help you develop and implement a corrective action plan.
Consultation services for IRBs
WIRB has experienced IRB professionals with a wealth of knowledge
to provide assistance to IRBs who are facing challenges and require expertise. We
have Certified IRB Professionals who can offer sound and valuable solutions to the
issues that face your IRB.
Onsite compliance assessment for IRBs
WIRB's experts will evaluate your operations and provide
a report and suggest best practices. We will talk with your staff and board members
and review written policies and procedures, IRB minutes, and selected study files
to see if the documentation is adequate and to see if your reviews are consistent
with regulations, guidance, and SOPs. Following our assessment, we will conduct
a gap analysis and provide information on practices.
Support for IRB review
WIRB can provide interim or permanent regulatory support for
IRB review. We can advise your IRB before, during, and after the review to ensure
that the required determinations are made and documented, and that the review is
in compliance with regulations, guidance, and local law.
Data and safety monitoring consultations
We can provide protocol development consultation to focus your
data monitoring plan and help present it to regulators.
For more information on WIRB's consultation offerings,