NDT-505 | Coordinator, Research Ethics

NDT-505 | Coordinator, Research Ethics

15 May
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

15 May

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital


Reporting to the Manager, Research Ethics, the Coordinator, Research Ethics, is integral to the operations of the Research Ethics Board (REB) and Research Ethics Office (REO). The Coordinator, Research Ethics, is responsible for interpreting REB guidelines and practices and the prompt processing of research ethics submissions to the Holland Bloorview REB through all stages of review, approval, and monitoring.

Additionally, the Coordinator, Research Ethics, will be responsible for providing REB education along with the Research Ethics Office and REB Chair and Vice-Chair, and will be responsible for maintaining the REB website. The Coordinator, Research Ethics, must be able to communicate effectively with REB members,

research teams and trainees at Holland Bloorview. Along with the Manager, Research Ethics, the Coordinator, Research Ethics, supports the work of the REB Chair, Vice-Chair and REB members.

Communication and Education

Educate, communicate and liaise effectively with the REB members, investigators, research/clinical staff, trainees and administrative staff throughout the hospital.
Provide accurate and consistent information on ethical principles and REB standard operating procedures, and provide advice to research teams about REB process and requirements to assist research teams in meeting REB submission requirements as relevant to each submission.
Maintain processes, and monitor practices to ensure research involving humans, with a particular emphasis on children and other vulnerable populations, complies with all regulations.
Maintain the REB website.
Oversee and coordinate student and intern placements within the REO, supervise and onboard students and interns, develop student and intern learning goals, oversee progress and ensure student program requirements are met.
Administrative Functions

Coordinate and review all REB submissions including initial study approval, amendments, protocol deviations, unanticipated problems, adverse events, renewals, closures, researchers? responses to REB concerns and make recommendations for approval or need for revision.
Work with the REB Chair, Vice-Chair and Research Ethics Office to ensure compliance with relevant regulations, guidelines and policies throughout ethics review, approval and monitoring process.
Provide accurate and complete documentation of REB discussions and decisions.
Coordinate the maintenance of electronic and paper files to ensure timely and accurate record keeping; responsible for appropriate archiving of files (as required).
Assist in the development, implementation and communication of standard operating procedures, guidance documents and forms relating to the REB and REO.
Maintain and update electronic databases and activity reports.
Compile, analyze and interpret REB/REO metrics for reporting purposes.
Specialized Skills

Possess a working knowledge of the regulatory landscape including TCPS2 and Health Canada and FDA regulations.
Possess a working knowledge of health research methodology.

Bachelor?s degree in bioethics, life sciences, or health-related field.
Experience in a clinical research environment either as a clinical research coordinator or within a research ethics office.
Adept at working in a fast-paced, rapidly changing academic research environment.
Excellent communication, judgment, interpersonal skills, analytic skills, problem-solving skills and consultative skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team as well as independently.
Computer proficiency, especially MS Office applications.
Ability to handle highly sensitive confidential information with tact, discretion and respect.
Must be resourceful.
Background in childhood disability is an asset.
Ability to set priorities and manage a busy work schedule.

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