Institutional Review Board

Human Subjects Training

  • Protocol submissions must be accompanied by current -- within the past three years -- CITI certification. (As of January 1, 2013, the IRB no longer accepts NIH training.)

    Faculty/Staff PIs should complete all the modules in the basic human subjects course. Student PIs must complete all the modules in the "Student Researcher" course. Faculty Advisers must also complete the modules in the Faculty Advisers course before signing off on student protocols. (Note: Currently, the IRB does not require the "Responsible Conduct of Research" courses, unless the protocol is receiving funding through the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Projects--ORSSP.) After completing training, download the CITI certificate to attach to protocol submissions. Be sure to keep a copy for your records, as the IRB does not maintain a list of individual certification.

    Other Human Subject Training Resources:

    OHRP Training for IRB Committee Members The Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) offers online Human Subject Assurance Training for IRB members. You can take the tutorial as a guest (select "browse") or log in officially. Three modules are offered: Federal Regulations & Institutional Responsibilities; Investigator Responsibilities & Informed Consent; and Human Protections Program Administration & IRB Responsibilities.

    National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research (OER)
    Guidance on NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) online tutorial "Protecting Human Research Participants," for more information, visit OER's FAQs.