Education & Ethical Principles
An introduction to the HIRB can be found by reviewing the Navigating the IRB. Investigators and HIRB members are required to understand and apply the highest ethical standards to the review and conduct of human participant research. To ensure these objectives, investigators and HIRB members are required to complete training in the protection of human research participants through the online course offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and should select the most appropriate module under "Human Subjects Research". Instructions for Completing CITI Training
Proof of completed training must be on file with or provided to HIRB before applications will be approved. Certification must be renewed every five years.The IRB does not require training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) or Good Clinical Practice (GCP), although you may be required to take this for other purposes or may choose to take one or both of these for your own personal knowledge.
Investigators from other institutions should contact the HIRB office for alternative training options.
Additional educational opportunities include briefings by the HIRB office; local, regional, and national meetings and courses; and online forums, newsletters, and other publications. For more information about these resources, contact the HIRB office at email@example.com or 410-516-6580.
The rights and safety of individuals participating in research are assured through adherence to widely-accepted ethical principles that have been established for biomedical experiments and extended to behavioral research. These ethical principles are set forth in The Belmont Report, the Declaration of Helsinki, and The Nuremberg Code.