In a subset of cases, questioning by members was found to be argumentative, unclear, vague or leading, departing from the IRB’s expectations for relevant and focused questioning. This was not a systemic issue affecting the division as a whole.
As such, the division should consider a proportionate response to ensure consistently high quality hearings, such as a professional development refresher or a communiqué to members on effective and relevant questioning.
|Accepted||A refresher session regarding effective and relevant questioning is scheduled for January 2020. ||Deputy Chairperson, IAD||January 2020|