Institutional policy requires that any faculty researcher (as well as student investigators) who participates in a project involving the use of human subjects must complete the minimum institutional requirements for education to demonstrate knowledge of human subject research, including ethics. Certification must be renewed every three years.
- The CITI program (www.citiprogram.org) is a comprehensive course that will take several hours to complete and is highly recommended for faculty who routinely perform human subject research, as well as for IRB members. (Please type the address into your web browser to avoid connection issues with the CITI web site. Note: Results are linked to UMass Lowell) Various modules are available, including ones for international research and renewal certificates.
- The NIH training module titled "Protecting Human Research Participants" is another acceptable option.
Powerpoint presentation by Elaine Major for information specific to the UMass Lowell IRB:
Please contact Elaine Major at 978-934-3452 for additional training or IRB Workshops.