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Certified IRB Professional (CIP) Exam Training Program

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in collaboration with Qatar Research Development and Innovation Council, is pleased to inform you of the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) Exam Training Program.

Two months course designed to support the IRB administrators to take the CIP exam. The exam is based on international codes, such as Nuremberg Code and Declaration of Helsinki, but also on the U.S. regulations for the protection of individuals involved in research, including drug and device trials regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and conducted under International Conference on Harmonization Guidance. MoPH will enroll a maximum of 7 students in its first class and will offer the class twice a year. Students will be invited by e-mail to attend the sessions. 

Daniela Radu, Senior Compliance Officer - Qatar Research Development and Innovation Council. 

Mechanics of the Course: This course, located at the Ministry main building, starts during the second week of January 2023. The class will meet in person, once a week every Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. More information regarding the course and the curriculum will be emailed to the participating students after January 1, 2023. 

Required Textbook: Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Third Edition. Elizabeth A. Bankert; Bruce G. Gordon; Elisa A. Hurley; Sharon P. Shriver. Jones and Bartlett Learning.

For more details about CIP exam and eligibility, kindly visit PRIM&R website at