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 human research protection training. For research involving multiple investigators, each researcher must provide proof of training. Proof of training is acceptable for five years from the date of training completion.
Completion of the online tutorial, “Protecting Human Research Participants” at the NIH Office of Extramural Research fulfills the requirement for training.
At this website, complete the registration form. You will 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”. This will show you a webpage with your certificate of completion. To provide documentation of completion of the training to the IRB, please take a screen capture of your certificate; then paste it into an appendix to your IRB form.
For faculty supervising students, when you email the student’s submission to the IRB, please also submit a copy of your NIH certificate of training in your email unless alternative evidence of human research protection training is on file with the IRB.