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Education, Training Guidance

All investigators and research staff are required to complete human subject research protections education.  Each individual research protocol must follow the reviewing IRB's requirements for training education. If your IRB requires other types of education, please contact the appropriate site personnel for further instructions (IRB information links). Please follow your individual site’s requirement for providing certificates of completion for required training modules.

OHRP offers no-cost online Human Research Protection Training, with available completion certificates, providing foundational knowledge on protecting human subjects in research funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Check out the training on OHRP’s website:

If you have questions regarding the specifics of the training modules at your site, please contact your individual IRB Administrator/IRB Office.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Modules

For those sites who use the CITI training modules, click on the following link:

Login by entering your username and password. First time users, click ‘Register Here’, choose your participating institution from the dropdown box and complete the required fields to register as a user of the CITI modules.

OHRP Topics for investigators:

IRB Review Requirements and Process:

GDPR Presentations:

These presentations were prepared by the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR). COGR is an association of Research Universities and Affiliated Medical Centers and Independent Research Institutes.

COVID-19 Education: