Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Office for Human Research Studies (OHRS) is the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute office that oversees the following committees and processes for the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC):
Scientific Review is a requirement of the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) that funds the DF/HCC. All cancer-relevant research at DF/HCC member institutions must be reviewed and approved by a SRC or through expedited administrative scientific review for prioritization, as permitted by the CCSG. The SRC assesses a research protocols scientific merit, prioritization and feasibility of trial completion, as well as the progress of approved research terminating research that no longer meets those criteria. OHRS manages five SRC panels.
The DFCI Instituional Review Board (IRB) functions as a single IRB of record for the clinical institutions that comprise the DF/HCC. OHRS manages seven IRB panels.
OHRS also manages Activation - the process where operational requirements to conduct the research are identified and verified as being complete before the research is permitted to begin. Operational requirements are identified by institutional departments, including, but not limited to:
The Research Review Manager is expected to work independently. This individual must be able to see the high level operational and substantive issues related to SRC, IRB and Activation and devise appropriate management plans. This individual must have solid analytical, oral and writing skills and be able to effectively communicate with senior officials at all of the Harvard clinical institutions that operate under the umbrella of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. The Research Review Manager interacts with research managers at the DF/HCC member institutions.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
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