Performance, Excellence, & Efficiency in Research
AIS provides consultation for institutional review boards (IRBs) responsible for the review of human subjects research and human research protection programs (HRPPs). Institutions can improve the integration and effectiveness of its HRPP and/or IRB through targeted or comprehensive evaluations provided by PEER.
We promote excellence of an IRB/ethics committee by enhancing the quality and efficiency of its reviews. We also provide consultation for many of the components of an HRPP, including Conflicts of Interest (COI) Committees, Privacy Boards/HIPAA, Compliance Oversight Programs, Grants Management/Sponsored Programs, Research Billing, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committees, and Radiation Safety/Radioactive Drug Research Commitees (RDRC).
This division also has extensive experience with reporting noncompliance to OHRP and FDA and responding to their investigations or inquiries.