IRB Training Requirements
All UTEP researchers (faculty, staff, and students) and outside collaborators who will be conducting human subjects’ research (intervention and/or interaction) must complete human subject research ethics training in order to conduct research with human participants.
Training can be completed through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). It is a more comprehensive training module. Once completed, the training is valid for three years and accepted at most universities across the states.
As you register and create an account, you will be asked supplemental questions about your role with human subjects and research
- Nursing, Pharmacy & Allied Health Researchers
- Social & Behavioral Researchers
- IRB Members- ONLY for IRB Committee Members
If you have completed IRB ethics training in the past three years, please follow the instructions below to upload your IRB training certificate into IRBNet.
- Log into IRBNet.
- At the top of the screen, click on “User Profile”.
- Scroll down to “Training Credentials” and click on “add new record”.
- There are two options (CV and other), please chose “other” and upload your training certificate. In the description field, enter “UTEP or CITI IRB Training”. If you have taken other training such as NIH,
state thatin the description field.
- Enter the effective date and attach your file.
- Once attached, the screen will refresh and “status” will indicate Not Submitted.
- On the right hand lower corned (under the paper icon), click on “submit”.
- This will then be added to your profile and viewable by the Administrator to verify current training.
As of September 26, 2018, the NIH will no longer be offering the Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course. Please visit the following link to complete any in-progress and/or print the certificate: Protecting Human Research Participants.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is required for all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials. Training must be consistent with the principles of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). The principles of GCP help assure the safety, integrity, and quality of clinical trials.
A clinical trial is defined by NIH as
A research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.
MORE INFORMATION & LINK: https://grants.nih.gov/policy/clinical-trials/good-clinical-training.htm
Who must complete this training?
All investigators and personnel directly involved in new and ongoing clinical studies that involve the testing of drugs or devices, including all FDA-registered studies as well as investigator-initiated protocols.
GCP training does not change the required training (CITI) for human subjects protection—both types of training must be completed.
Recipients of the training are expected to retain documentation of their training. It is strongly recommended that principal investigators retain records of GCP training for their clinical trial staff.
If you need further assistance or information, please contact the IRB office at (915) 747-7693 or via e-mail at IRB.ORSP@utep.edu.
*Please Note: You will not receive approval to begin your study until the training verification is on file in the IRB office.