Institutional Review Board

Research Training and Certification

All investigators are required to attach a certificate indicating completion of the NIH tutorial on the protection of human research subjects when a protocol is submitted to the IRB for review. This training can be accessed at Upon completion of the tutorial, print the completion certificate and attach a copy of it to your IRB application.

Investigators may choose to complete the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative): Basic Course in Human Subjects Protection, in lieu of the NIH certification. After completion of the training program, each investigator must provide a copy of the Completion Report.