Note:This training is offered online by CITI

CITI Course Name IRB Biomedical Research
Required Modules
  1. Belmont Report and Its Principles
  2. Recognizing and Reporting Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Subjects or Others in Biomedical Research
  3. Cultural Competence in Research 
  4. Populations in Research Requiring Additional Considerations and/or Protections
  5. History and Ethics of Human Subjects Research
  6. Basic Institutional Review Board (IRB) Regulations and Review Process
  7. Informed Consent
  8. Social and Behavioral Research (SBR) for Biomedical Researchers
  9. Records-Based Research
  10. Genetic Research in Human Populations
Passing Score Learners must take a short quiz at the end of each module. An average score of 80% is needed to pass the training.
IRB Prerequisite This course satisfies the IRB training requirement for project personnel on a protocol.
Valid for  5 Years
Duration About 3 hours
Supplemental Modules

The IRB encourages learners to take optional modules based on their area of study and research methods. The following courses are available: 

  • Consent Tools Used by Researchers
  • Introduction To Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)
  • Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Ethical and Practical Considerations in Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) 
  • Consent in the 21st Century 
  • Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects Research
  • Mobile Apps and Human Subjects Research
  • Avoiding Group Harms - U.S. Research Perspectives
  • Research Involving Prisoners
  • Research Involving Children
  • Research Involving Pregnant Women, Fetuses, and Neonates
  • International Studies
  • FDA-Regulated Research 
  • Research and HIPAA Privacy Protections
  • Vulnerable Subjects - Research Involving Workers/Employees
  • Hot Topics