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, log in. At the top of the page is the search icon. Enter “Ethics and Human Subjects Protection”. Select “pricing without contact hours”, add it to your cart, and then check out your cart. You will be provided an invoice number. Log out. Within minutes, you will receive an email with a link directly to the training.
You will need to complete a survey following your training in order to receive your completion certificate. Save the completion certificate as a PDF and forward a copy to the IRB office.
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.