Human Research Participant Protections Education
Under federal regulations a research activity involving a human participant cannot commence until all persons involved in the research are appropriately trained. All investigators who submit protocols are required to have IRB training regardless of whether the project is funded or unfunded. This educational requirement includes not only training for the principal investigator but also training for co-investigators, students and any personnel on the project who will be collecting data, intervening with the human participant or who has access to identifiable data. This requirement comes as a condition of UA’s IRB registration and Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Training must be completed every two years. The two approved training programs are listed below.
UA IRB Requirements and Examples
UA Research Compliance (IRB)
All research involving patients, faculty, fellows, residents, students, or staff at the University Medical Center must have a UA approved research protocol.
Each member of a research team conducting research involving patients, faculty, fellows, residents, students, or staff at the University Medical Center must undergo this training.
Other Examples and Tips
Sample IRB application relevant for those conducting surveys