Director, Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Ensure the Welfare of Participants in Human Research Activities

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is looking for a Director of the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) to oversee the ensure the rights and welfare of participants in human research activities conducted by the university, provide administrative leadership and strategic direction for the operation of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and assist researchers in adhering to IRB requirements, laws regulations, policies, and ethical principles.

Closing Date: June 13, 2022


About the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

All research involving human subjects that is conducted at or sponsored by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, whether funded or unfunded, and whether conducted by Illinois faculty or others, must comply with applicable policies for the protection of human subjects. The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects, while performing administrative functions of the IRB, also serves as the official oversight office for human subject research. The OPRS is the central point of contact for investigators, research subjects, and regulatory agencies. The office is responsible for organizing and documenting the IRB review process, monitoring research regulations, producing educational programs and materials for faculty and staff, and providing assurance that the university is in compliance with federal, state, and campus policies.

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