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Ethics Committee Fellow Position - Call for Applications

The Ethics Committee is seeking a Fellow member of CARRA to serve on the committee. Please see the information below for details on the role of the committee and the application process.

The Ethics Committee is an advisory committee of the Board of Directors. This committee is chartered to provide assistance to the Board and the Audit Committee to enable CARRA to operate according to the highest ethical standards and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The Committee provides reports and recommendations to the Board for review and approval.

Committee Responsibilities

  • Keeping minutes of all meetings
  • Ensuring conformance to CARRA policies and directives that relate to CARRA’s ethical standards and management of conflict of interest
  • Representing the best interests of CARRA at all times; maintaining confidentiality regarding the Committee’s work; and avoiding conflicts of interest
  • Annually reviewing and assessing the Committee’s performance and the adequacy of the committee’s Charter, and recommending any changes to the Board for approval
  • Review and make recommendations regarding the ethics and professionalism of the organization, its officers, directors, and members
  • Review and make recommendations regarding any conflicts reported during the annual COI/COC disclosure process and reports of conflicts submitted by the general membership
  • Review and, from time to time, propose modifications to the CARRA Code of Ethics and the CARRA Conflict of Interest Guidelines and develop information to educate the membership concerning the Code of Ethics and conflict of interest issues
  • Review charges alleging professional misconduct by members
  • Organize and establish subcommittees and task forces as the Committee deems necessary or appropriate to carry out its objectives, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors

View the Full Ethics Committee Charter

Term
The fellow member will serve no longer than a three-year term, and the term will end no later than 3 months upon graduation from fellowship.

Voting
Applicants will be recommended by the Fellows Section of CARRA and subsequently appointed by the Board of Directors. 

Application Materials

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A NIH-formatted biosketch (preferred) but will accept a current CV. 
  • A photo.
  • A personal statement which should include: statement of intent-to-serve if elected, why you want to serve, any special skills/knowledge/expertise/experience you would bring to the office, and any other relevant information that would assist others in making an informed decision.

 You can upload all of these documents at: https://bit.ly/fellwethics

Questions
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Annie Lindenberg, Administrative & Membership Manager, at [email protected].


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Each year, the CARRA membership elects individuals to serve on the Steering Committee. The roles open for election each year varies. Be sure to keep an eye out for the call for nominations and the timeline for the election process.

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Steering Committee Chair Scope of Work
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Steering Committee Vice Chair Scope of Work
*Steering Committee Vice Chair positions receive 5% salary support.


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Early Investigator Chair Scope of Work
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Early Investigator Vice Chair Scope of Work
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Research Coordinator Network Chair Scope of Work
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Research Coordinator Network Vice Chair Scope of Work
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