Recognizing the important role of social research (broadly defined) within The New School community and its impacts that extend beyond campus, the university is committed to supporting faculty, staff, and students in their research and creative and professional practices. The Provosts Office of Research Support (ORS) provides service to facilitate the advancement of The New Schools social research and sponsored activities, while ensuring the integrity of the institutions research enterprise through proper stewardship of extramural funding.
Research will vary across schools, from traditional scholarly products to performances to exhibitions and design efforts. In keeping with the mission of The New School, it makes sense to think of research broadly and inclusively, while keeping distinctions between different kinds of efforts clear. ORS strives to provide the highest quality of support to faculty, staff, and research administrators.
Assists Human Protections Administrator (HPA) with written and telephone correspondence with principal investigators (PIs), research staff, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) members. Performs duties as assigned by HPA, including filing, and electronic processing of research related items. Follows established procedures and practices to ensure research involving human subjects complies with federal regulations, state laws, and University policies. Disseminates information to investigators and IRB members and may participate in training activities. Assists with administration of IRB meetings and related duties. May be required to attend IRB meetings and write minutes.
Under guidance of the HPA, processes minimal risk new studies, exempt studies, modifications, continuing review submissions, and/or incident reports. Duties include but not limited to, the receipt, screening, data entry and tracking of all submissions.
Uses worksheets and guidance documents to triage submissions to determine if HRPP/IRB review is required. Assists with other HRPP/IRB long-term projects as requested, under supervision. Responds to inquiries sent to the HRPP non-person email account or assigns to HPA as appropriate.
Maintains confidentiality regarding subjects, records, and review of issues. Proactively follows up with investigators to ensure they are aware of time limits and deadlines. Holds weekly office hours to help investigators with their research projects.
May be necessary to attend in person meetings with investigators and research staff. May be necessary to help HPA with roadshows and in person trainings. Runs reports from HRPP/IRB database.
Assists with the implementation of Cayuse IRB web-based software. Performs other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Program Manager for Research Integrity. Possible interaction with ORS staff (pre and post award) when HRPP matters come up in proposals and awards. Possible interaction in other Research Integrity topics, such as responsible conduct of research (RCR), research financial conflicts of interest (RFCOI), and export controls (EC) whenever there is HRPP overlap.
The position has a flexible schedule, and is 10 to 20 hours per week at a computer, and view a monitor/display screen for extended periods of time.
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