UPIKE-IRB Research Training Requirements

New studies and continuations of existing studies will not be processed by the UPIKE-IRB until all study staff have completed and submitted completion certificates for required training to the UPIKE-IRB administrator.

Human Subjects Protection Training

The University of Pikeville IRB (UPIKE-IRB) accepts web-based human subject’s protection training from the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) for certification in Human Subject Protection. Once initial training is completed, a refresher course must be taken every three years. A reminder will be sent to you via email.

CITI Training
The minimal training required is the applicable Human Subjects Research Basic Course module (Biomedical Research Investigators; Social & Behavioral Research Investigators; IRB Members; Students conducting no more than minimal risk research; or Research with data or laboratory specimens – ONLY) available at http://www.citiprogram.org.

Note: Your funding agency may impose other CITI modules.

For CITI course registration instructions, click (IRB_Registering for CITI).

Financial Conflict of Interest Training
All research investigators and study personnel must complete an online financial conflict of interest training module through the National Institute of Health. The link to the training module is http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/tutorial2011/fcoi.htm.

We recommend that you print and save electronic copies of your certificates and keep easily accessible since the documents may be needed for future research applications. Also, we recommend that you keep a copy of the training website URL and your login information in a secure location.
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