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Brandeis University Policies

Student Training Policy

All students and trainees (undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral fellows) who submit a new IRB application or engage in human subjects research through a principal investigator's IRB application must complete the online Human Subjects in Research training offered through the CITI Program before such applications will be sent for review to the IRB.

This training will cover a period of three years from date of completion, after which time, those students and postdocs still engaged in human subjects research must complete the "Refresher" Training course, also offered through the CITI Program.

For more information regarding CITI training, see the IRB's Training page.

Principle Investigator Policy

Only faculty and staff members may serve as principle investigators on IRB applications.

Student (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows) -initiated research requires a member of the faculty or staff to serve as principle investigator with the student serving as the "student researcher."

Staff members who are conducting human subjects research in fulfillment of a degree program must also have a faculty sponsor serve as principle investigator.

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