Education and Training Requirements
Federal regulations and guidelines require documented evidence that all individuals involved in the design and conduct of human subjects research have received (and continue to receive) training and education in the protection of human subjects. Pursuant to this requirement, Decatur Memorial Hospital policy requires that all individuals involved in human subjects research receive and maintain ‘certification’ in the protection of human subjects prior to their involvement in such research.
For Human Subjects Protection training, the DMH IRB will accept training from either CITI Program or from ACRP. All other training courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The ACRP training is free, and can be found at:
Once an account is created, select “all courses” and then search “Ethics and Human Subjects Protection”. Select “pricing without contact hours”, and then add it to your cart. Continue to “my cart” to obtain this free training. When you have finished, there is a survey that will need to be completed in order to obtain the completion certificate.
For Good Clinical Practice training, the DMH IRB will accept training from either CITI Program or from NIDA Clinical Trials Network. Again, all other training courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.