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Training Requirements

In our continuing efforts to promote best practices for the protection of human subjects in research, and to provide our campus with methods for documenting continuing education, effective April 15, 2012, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will require each PI, Co-PI, and Advisor listed on a human subjects application to provide certification of training in Human Subjects Research.

IRB/Human Subjects — CITI

The CITI Human Subjects Research online course is mandatory training for all faculty and students working on UTK IRB/Human Subjects Research protocols. These online courses in the protection of human subjects in research provide training in the areas of Biomedical or Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as research with data or laboratory specimens only.

Note: To receive the appropriate training required for IRB protocols, you must select the “Basic/Refresher” option for Biomedical or Social & Behavioral courses.

Course options for “Students” or “Other”  do not satisfy the mandatory UTK IRB training requirements and you will be required to take the full Basic/Refresher course for your discipline.

DO NOT register for the “IRB Members” or IRB Chair” course options. These are for faculty only who are currently or soon will be an IRB Member. All others will be required to re-take the full “Basic/Refresher” course.

Basic Courses in the Protection of Human Subjects in Research — Mandatory training for all faculty and students working on UTK IRB/Human Subjects Research protocols.

A copy of your CITI completion/grade report must accompany any IRB protocol you submit at UTK.

For training and access questions contact oretraining@utk.edu

For all IRB and protocol questions call (865) 974-7697.

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