Constitution


The National Association of IRB Leaders (NAIL)




Post Office Box 640006
Atlanta, Georgia 30364-0006
(404) 766-9890



Preamble

We declare and establish this constitution for the preservation and security 
of our association that this body may be governed in an orderly manner. 
This constitution is designed to encourage participation of members of the association.


Approved, May 16, 1996
Final Corrections, April 11, 1997
ARTICLE I 
NAME

The name shall be the National Association of Institutional Review Board
(IRB) Managers, (NAIM).


ARTICLE II
LOCATION

The Association's Headquarters shall be located in Atlanta, Georgia. 

ARTICLE III
MISSION

The mission is to provide management, consultant, and educational services
in the area of human subject protection.

ARTICLE I IV
MEMBERSHIP

1. The annual membership fee is $150.00 which includes three (3) newsletters and 
   training material.

ARTICLE V 
MANAGEMENT

1. The association shall adopt an agency form of operation with committees - 
   and committee chairpersons.

2. The standing committees with year of organizing or recalled is as follows:
   
   (a) Human Subject Protection Week, 1998
   (b) Leadership Succession Committee, 2010 
   (b) Mock Board, 1999
   (c) Corporate Officers, 1997
   (d) Board of Advisors, 1997
   (e) Top Ten IRBs for Exceptional Education, 2002
   (f) Re-certification, 2009
   (g) The next Convention Committee, 2010
   
Discontinued Committees   
   (h) Business, recalled, 1995
   (i) Academic, 1995, Recalled in 2006, Transferred to next Convention Committee
   (j) Newsletter, 1995, Recalled in 2005
   (k) Certification, 1995, Recalled in 2008, certification discontinued.
   (l) Fundraising, 1998, Recalled in the late 1990s, not effective
   (m) Recruiting, 1998, Recalled in the early 2000s, not effective

3. The chairperson of a standing committee may serve in that capacity for 
   no more than three consecutive years.

4. After three consecutive years, the chairperson of a standing committee 
   may be eligible to chair a different committee, but not the same 
   committee.

5. Unless this constitution is amended, there shall not be a time limit on 
   committee membership.

ARTICLE VI 
MISSION STATEMENT

The preamble shall be approved as written.


ARTICLE VII
EDUCATION COMMITTEE

1. Discontinued

ARTICLE VIII
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

This committee will engage in activities that will encourage membership in 
the organization.

ARTICLE IX
BUDGET AND FINANCE

Other than postage, there shall be no funds, budget, finance, nor paid 
personnel under this constitution and bylaws. In the past, the association
has not raised funds.  The committees have produced the work.

ARTICLE X
NATIONAL OFFICERS

The chief executive officer shall preside
at national meetings or appoint one to preside in his absence.

ARTICLE XI
METHOD OF VOTING

Robert Rules of Order will be used for the business session.

ARTICLE XII
ELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

After the first term of officers, the committee chairperson shall be 
 elected in the general business 
session.

End of Constitution and bylaws
Updated January 2011