The Office of the CIRB (OCIRB) is required to review disclosures of financial interests from each person who is planning to participate in, or is participating in (1) sponsored project and/or (2) a protocol submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) if that person is Responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of the work. The investigator uses the Responsible Personnel List to communicate to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). OSP personnel enter the names of these Responsible individuals into the proposal record in the Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP) system. Because of the connection of the IRAP system modules, the information is automatically transferred to the IRAP project case in the OCIRB.
Responsible Personnel List Instructions - PDF version but the instructions are also located below.
RPL Frequently Asked Questions
• Design – The planning of the scientific strategy to test a research proposal.
• Conduct – The supervision or management of a study’s execution. This is typically done by the principal investigator (PI), subinvestigators (as defined by FDA) and co-investigators, but also may be performed by postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who have significant supervisory roles for junior researchers or technicians who are part of the study.
For studies involving human subjects, this includes anyone who is responsible for explaining the study, risk-benefit, and/or alternatives to potential participants, is listed on the 1572 or device agreement, and/or must complete a sponsor’s conflict of interest form.
• Reporting – The authorship of publications or reports related to the research. This includes anyone who will likely present the data at national/international meetings.
• Research – For the purposes of reporting financial conflicts of interest on this form, the term research includes any grant/contract application processed by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and all work involving human subjects regardless of funding source.