- Administrative Offices
- Major University Initiatives
- Centers and Institutes
Update: Beginning January 2017, OSU will require that training be renewed every three years. This can be accomplished either through refresher courses (CITI or NIH) or through three continuing education credits offered by HRPP. Additional information will be available soon.
The research community has a responsibility to ensure that the treatment of human subjects in research meets the highest ethical standard. Recognizing this responsibility, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires NIH funding recipients to certify training in the ethical use of humans in research. Endorsing the goals of such training, the OSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires education in the protection of human research participants for all researchers conducting research involving human subjects, not just those receiving NIH funding.
Approval of research projects will not be issued until documentation of training has been received by the IRB for all study team members. Study team members for whom the IRB has already recorded training completion will not be required to provide additional documentation of training.