All faculty, staff, and students who submit research protocols to the IRB, or supervise students who make submissions to the IRB, must provide proof of current training in the protection of human subjects in research. For research involving multiple investigators, each researcher must provide proof of training.
Completion of the online tutorial, “Human Subjects Research Online Training” through Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) fulfills the requirement for training, and the university has a contract with PHRP. This training does have a fee associated with it, and the University will be covering the cost of MSJ researchers who need the training. HOWEVER, please know that MSJ will not be covering the additional CME cost, so please do not choose that option. Prior to starting your training, contact IRB administrative assistant Sarah McGowan (Sarah.McGowan@msj.edu) for a code to enter that will cover the cost. Please only request a code when you are ready to do the training, as codes are only good for 1 year.
At this website, complete the registration form to create an account and password. Be sure to remember your password. Once you have registered, you can login to the training course. The course has seven sections, four of which have quizzes. You may do the course at one setting or several settings. Estimates to complete all of the seven sections range from two to three hours.
When you have completed the course, click on “Get Certificate”. To provide documentation of completion of the training to the IRB, please take a screen capture or save a copy of your certificate; then paste it into an appendix to your IRB form.
PHRP certificates are accepted as well as alternative training programs (ex., CITI); however, certificates must be dated within 5 years of IRB protocol submission.
For faculty supervising students, when you email the student’s submission to the IRB, please also submit a copy of your human research protection training certificate in your email unless documentation of your human research protection training is already on file with the IRB.