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Concurrent Breakout: Navigating Ethics Review for Cross-border Research

Kim Dicciani, BA, CIP
Human Research Protection Compliance Manager, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Ivor Pritchard, Ph.D
Senior Advisor to the Director of OHRP, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 14:30 to 16:00
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Session Description:

This interactive workshop will explore the organizational, professional and procedural circumstances HRPPs experience when reviewing research involving US and Canadian institutions. Challenges will be highlighted and potential solutions to such challenges will be considered. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

  • Review the requirements of conducting human subjects research in Canada and the US.
  • Discuss similarities, differences in the regulations and when the regulations are applicable.
  • Learn specific strategies to streamline review processes and enhance collaboration.
  • Discuss how to implement solutions for challenges for cross-border research.
  • Discuss how changes to the US federal regulations will affect cross-border research.

Speaker Biographies:

Kim R. Diccianni is the Human Research Compliance Manager at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a private university in New Jersey focusing on social behavioural research. Kim has over 20 years of research/IRB management and education experience. At the beginning of her career, she directed the IRB then managed research in Neonatology for Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. Later, as the Senior Education Coordinator for NYU Langone Medical Center/NYU School of Medicine, Kim assisted on the initial team for NYU SoM”s AHRPP accreditation. She has also served on the NBIMC Adult/Pediatric Ethics Committees, UMDNJ’s IRB as a community representative which led her to serve as the community rep for FDU’s IRB and her latest career. Kim earned her bachelor's degree in Biopsychology from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Master of Arts degree in General/Theoretical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson. Even though Kim resides in New Jersey, she will never give up her Massachusetts roots. She is an avid supporter of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics and somewhat accepts that her children are NY/NJ sports fans. Kim enjoys running, music, reading, travelling, volunteering and is training to complete her first sprint triathlon.