Institutional Review Board Training Information


Background

To ensure that all personnel involved in the conduct of human subjects research receive appropriate education on the ethical principles and regulatory requirements related to human subjects protection, all key personnel* must complete the human subject research training once every five years.

Training is offered via the web-based Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) site. The Office of Research Compliance periodically provides in-person training that will meet the requirement for key personnel.

*Key personnel are defined as research personnel who are directly involved in conducting research with human subjects through an interaction or intervention for research purposes, OR who are directly involved with recording or processing identifiable private information, including protected health information, related to those subjects for the purpose of conducting a research study.

Basic Training

The Basic Human Research Course is required for people who have not previously completed a CITI human subject research course or the full in-person human subjects training course offered by the BGSU Office of Research Compliance.  This training will be valid for five years, after which the refresher training course will be required.

Click here for basic training instructions for key personnel.

If you have any problems enrolling or accessing the training, please contact the Office of Research Compliance at (419) 372-7716 or orc@bgsu.edu.

Refresher Training

Individuals must complete the Refresher Human Research Course when it is time to renew their human subjects training. Refresher training will be valid for five years after the training completion date. If an individual completes basic training again, this will meet the requirement for refresher training.

Click here for refresher training instructions for key personnel.

Click here to find your human subjects training completion date

If you have any problems enrolling or accessing the training, please contact the Office of Research Compliance at (419) 372-7716 or orc@bgsu.edu.

In-person training

The Office of Research Compliance periodically provides basic level in-person training that meets the requirement for key personnel. This training is offered to groups of 10 or more BGSU faculty, staff and/or students who will be conducting research with human subjects.  All training sessions require a two hour block of time and a location that can accommodate a PowerPoint presentation. Please contact the Office of Research Compliance to schedule a session: (419) 372-7716; orc@bgsu.edu.