David Forster, JD, MA, CIP

Chief Compliance Officer

Biography

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Mr. Forster joined Western IRB (WIRB) in 1996 and is currently the Chief Compliance Officer for the WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG).

A strong advocate for human subject protections, Mr. Forster co-chairs the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) Sub-Committee on Harmonization. He previously served a four-year term as a member of SACHRP, and was previously a member of the SACHRP Sub-Committee on Inclusion of Individuals with Impaired Decision-Making in Research. Mr. Forster also served on the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) Council.

Mr. Forster has a law degree and a Masters in Medical Ethics from the University of Washington.

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