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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.
Required training must be complete for all study team members prior to submitting a research application to the Human Research Protection Program. Research ethics training must be renewed every three years. This can be accomplished by completing the initial or refresher course offered by CITI.
If a non-OSU study team member is unable to complete, or provide proof of completion, of the above described training (for reasons such as illiteracy or inability to use a computer) please contact the HRPP Office for additional options. Additionally, CITI training is no longer offered in languages other than English. PIs with study team members needing ethics training presented in languages other than English should contact the HRPP Administrator to discuss a plan for providing training for those researchers.
Please see the FAQ on ethics training for additional instructions.