NIH Ethics Training

As of February 15, 2007, all study personnel (including principal investigators, co-investigators, faculty advisors, research assistants, etc.) listed on submitted proposals are required to have completed online training regarding the protection of human subjects in research. The training requires approximately three hours total to complete, but does not have to be done all in one session.

Once you have completed the training, please upload an electronic version of your certificate to IRBNet.

Please note that your proposal will not be registered and/or approved until all study personnel listed on the proposal have completed their training.

The instructional course and assessment is sponsored by the National Institute of Health and is widely used by many IRBs for training purposes. The training can be found on the Protecting Human Research Participants website.

NEW: Pacific University has subscribed to CITI for more advanced training for all areas of research. The IRB will continue to accept NIH Human Ethics training through December 2016. After that date, all new human subjects training certificates must be obtained through CITI. CITI will be going live by the end of October. Please email the IRB with any questions.