IRB Training: NIH

NIH protecting human research participants

The NIH tutorial is a free, web-based course that presents information about protections for human participants in research. The tutorial is designed for those involved in the design and/or conduct of research involving human subjects. The six training modules can be completed in multiple log-on sessions. Completion time is approximately 2-3 hours. The program automatically generates a printable certificate of completion. Additional certificates can be generated by re-entering the site using the same usernames and passwords. Access the NIH training here.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR RESEACHERS RENEWING THEIR TRAINING THROUGH NIH: If you have completed the NIH modules in the past and wish to renew your NIH certificate, take the following steps to insure that your new certificate has the current completion date rather than the date of your first certificate: 1) Log in to the site using your previous password, 2) Select “Edit User Info” from the menu on the right side of the Main Menu; this will take you to the “Edit Profile” page, 3) Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Retake Course.” This will clear and reset all your tracking data and your certificate.

The TWU IRB also accepts training from CITI. You may view information regarding the human subjects CITI training here but please note that the completion of only one training course is required, CITI or NIH, not both.