Required

Brandeis University requires all student (undergraduate, graduate, post-doc) investigators to complete the human subjects training through the CITI Program before their IRB applications will be reviewed.

Training

Training is an important part of our Human Subjects in Research program at Brandeis, and we are pleased to offer a convenient, customized online training program through the University of Miami's Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and also through the NIH.

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Programs

CITI Training

We are pleased to offer a convenient, customized online training program through the University of Miami's Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Many institutions across the country use this tool for training participants in their Human Subjects in Research program.

Brandeis University requires all student (undergraduate, graduate, post-doc) investigators to complete the human subjects training through the CITI Program before their IRB applications will be reviewed.

HIPAA Training

Many researchers at Brandeis conduct research involving health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of “protected health information” (PHI) that is used in human research.

You can view video of a recent presentation given by leading HIPAA expert, Mark Barnes at the University on IRB practices with regard to HIPAA here.

NIH Training

The NIH Office of Extramural Research offers a Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course.

This free, web-based tutorial presents information about protections for human participants in research and meets the NIH human subjects training requirement for obtaining NIH awards. The tutorial is designed for those involved in the design and/or conduct of research involving human participants. It is also offered in English and in Spanish.

This is one way, but not the only way to complete this requirement.

If you choose to complete this option, you must print out your completion certificate and send it to the IRB at MS 116.

If you are a student who has completed training through the NIH portal, please contact the IRB office at irb@brandeis.edu.

IRB Application Workshop Series

All students, staff, and faculty members are invited to attend these workshops, where participants will be guided through the steps of putting together an IRB application at Brandeis and have their specific questions answered.

Workshops fill up fast, so an RSVP is required.

Email irb@brandeis.edu if you would like to reserve a seat.

All workshops will be held in the Goldfarb Library, Gardner Jackson Room.