Western Institutional Review Board is now accepting applications for the 2019 WIRB International Fellows Program.
Program Dates
Two-month Program:

  • Spring Session: Friday, March 1 – Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • Summer Session: Monday, June 03 – Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Six-month Program:

  • Spring Session: Friday, March 1 – August 16, 2019

  • Summer Session: Monday, June 03 – Friday, November 15, 2019

NYU Training Dates are March 18th -29th (Spring) and June 17th -28th (Summer).
Program Overview
WIRB’s International Fellows Program is designed for global healthcare professionals who intend to establish or improve institutional review boards (IRBs) in their home countries. Our intensive six-month program- and its abbreviated two-month version- help participants to develop the knowledge necessary to create, manage, and/or administer IRBs that will operate in compliance with all relevant regulations and ethical standards intended to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects.
WIRB’s International Fellows Program is based in Puyallup, WA, and both programs include training in human research ethics at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. The fellows will supplement their NYU coursework with practical training, mentorship and observation of actual IRB meetings at WIRB in Washington State.
Participation will be limited to 12 Fellows in each session (24 participants for the year). If WIRB receives more applications, you may be asked to transfer to a different session or program year. WIRB will advise you as soon as possible if this is the case.
Eligible candidates must possess:

  • Operational knowledge of research procedures and methods

  • Fluency in spoken and written English

  • Bioethical responsibilities within the candidate’s institution

  • A decision/change-making role within the candidate’s institution

Please note that English fluency will be assessed by a mandatory interview. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.
Application Deadline for Both Sessions
October 31, 2018
How to apply
To apply to WIRB’s International Fellows Program, please send the following documents to fellowsprogram@wirb.com orWIRB International Fellows Program1019 39th Avenue SE, Suite 120Puyallup, WA 98374 USA

  1. Application Form

  2. Letter of Interest

  3. Current Curriculum Vitae

The letter of interest should include a summary about the candidate’s experience in research ethics, and a brief description of how the training program will enhance human subject protection in the candidate’s home country. Training and educational materials for the WIRB International Fellows Program are provided at no cost to our international students. However, participants are responsible for their own round-trip airfare, housing expenses, and daily living expenses.
Scholarships are available but they are limited in number. Applicants are encouraged to submit scholarship requests (and supporting documents) with the other materials.
To access program and scholarship application forms, as well as for more information about the program, visit: http://www.wirb.com/Pages/GlobalServices.aspx


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