Protection of Human Participants Training

Every researcher (students, faculty, researchers with other affiliations) submitting an application to the IRB must complete the training addressing protection of human participants in research.  Acceptable training includes the following options:

  • Protecting Human Research Participants*
  • Human Research Protection Training (Department of Health and Human Services, OHRP office)
  • CITI training*
  • Other options may be accepted; contact the IRB Chair with questions.

*Indicates there is a cost for training

Visit these training websites for further information:

The certificate shown at the end of the training must be printed and submitted with any application.

Training is good for three years. If the research lasts longer than three years, current certification must always be on file.

Federal Guidelines and Belmont Report

The SSU IRB is required by law to follow the federal regulations for the Protection of Human Research Subjects, 45 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 46. In making decisions, we also refer to the ethical principles set forth in the “Belmont Report Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research” (Belmont Report), which is from the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Below are the links to both of these documents: