IRB Training & Resources
Prior to submitting a research proposal the principal Investigator, all Co-PIs, and research personnel must have completed training in ethical research with human subjects. Acceptable training certifications for research with human subjects include:
- Protecting Human Research Participants through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Human Subjects Protection for Biomedical and/or Social/Behavioral Research Investigators through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
- Other certifications will be considered
All investigators should be familiar with the following documents related to ethical principles of human subject protection:
- The Belmont Report – Ethical principles and guidelines for research involving human subjects. The report produced in 1979 by The National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
- The Nuremburg Code – Code of ethics developed during the military war crimes trial
- Declaration of Helsinki – The World Medical Association’s 1996/2000 ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects.
- The Common Rule – The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, first published in 1991 and codified in separate regulations by 15 Federal departments and agencies.
- Health & Human Services Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
- OHRP IRB Guidebook
- Code of Federal Regulations CFR 45 Part 46
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Clinical Trials and Human Subject Protection
- Eastern Florida State College Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)
- Eastern Florida State College Institutional Research
- IRB Proposal Submission System