Prior to submitting an application for IRB review, the primary investigator, co-investigators, and study personnel obtaining informed consent must complete training in Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP). If the IRB request for review is a clinical trial, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training is required. Training completion certificates are required attachments to the IRB application.

Online training tutorials are available:

  • The National Institutes of Health extramural program, phrp.nihtraining, is provided free of charge.
  • The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Biomedical course, citiprogram, charges a fee for obtaining a completion certificate.  CITI training is more extensive and is nationally accepted.
  • The Roche GCP course,, is TransCelerate-approved and provided free of charge.

If you have completed other PHRP or GCP training, the IRB will determine if the training received meets its requirements.  The Department for Research & EBP can assist you with this request.