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:

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.