IRB Links / Training Info
The Belmont Report (pdf)
Federal Regulations require that all research investigators, sub-investigators and research staff complete a training course regarding research with human subjects, CITI certification fulfills this requirement at a cost. Free certification was available at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), however NIH recently announced that as of the close of business September 26, 2018 they will no longer offer its online training program Protecting Human Research Participants. LSC is working to establish an alternative to NIH training.
For additional information go to https://humansubjects.nih.gov/, or if you have questions, please email OEP-HS@mail.nih.gov. Note that OHRP offers some basic information for HRPP programs, including “self-serve” training resources organized by professional role. You can find these resources on OHRP’s website, here: https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/education-and-outreach/human-research-protection-program-fundamentals/index.html .
Sub-Investigators and Research Staff
"Appropriately qualified sub-investigators and research staff may perform tasks as delegated by the Principal Investigator but they do not accept primary responsibility for the research study."
The PI's role is to take full responsibility for any consequences related to the operation and outcomes of the study as well as being certified to conduct the study.
According to Federal Regulations, the PI is also responsible for:
"...ensuring that all associates, colleagues, and other personnel assisting in the conduct of the research study are appropriately informed of (i) the study procedures; (ii) informed consent requirements; (iii) the potential adverse events associated with study participation and the steps to be taken to reduce potential risks; (iv) adverse event reporting requirements; and (v) data collection and record-keeping criteria.
First time users must complete the registration form on the linked page before starting the course. Please allow 1-2 hours to complete the course. Certificate will be available to print following completion of the tutorial.
For assistance with training, or for more information contact the IRB Office at Pamela.U.Wyatt@lonestar.edu