Continuing IRB Training

Continuing IRB Training

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Training Continuing IRB Training

Continuing IRB Training

Biomedical 2015 and Social/Behavioral/Educational 2015 are the ONLY courses accepted for continuing training at this time
 
UAB IRB policy requires continuing training once in every three year period for key personnel involved in human subjects research. The UAB Office of the IRB has worked with the CITI Program to create different continuing training courses for (1) Biomedical and (2) Social/Behavioral/Educational researchers. UAB personnel may complete either of these courses to meet continuing training requirements. Both courses require investigators to complete three required modules and three of six elective modules.
 
Key personnel who completed their initial human subjects training before January 1, 2015 are required to complete one of the continuing training courses prior to December 31, 2015. This continuing training will be valid for the 2015-2017 period. 
 
Registration for CITI Continuing IRB Training Course
  1. Print these instructions for reference.
  2. Go to www.citiprogram.org.
  3. If you have an account, log in and skip to number 15 below.
  4. If you do not have a CITI account, click "Register" under "Create an account."
  5. Step 1: Select your Organization Affiliation. Under "Search for organization: Enter full or partial name," begin to type "University of Alabama, Birmingham" and select this school.
  6. Step 2: Enter your name. Please enter your full name (no nicknames or shortened names). Use your BlazerID@uab.edu address when asked for an email address. If you are not a student or employee, use your institutional email address (e.g., @childrensal.org, @samford.edu). Using any other address, such as gmail or hotmail, may delay your receiving credit for your training.
  7. Step 3: Create your username and password: Create a username and password to use with the CITI system, and make a note of them.
  8. Step 4: Demographic Information: Please complete all applicable fields.
  9. Step 5: CME/CEU credits: Indicate whether you are applying for these credits. Note that these credits are not required by UAB. CME/CEU credits come, at a fee, from the University of Miami, not from UAB. Indicate whether you are willing to complete the course survey.
  10. Step 6: Member Information: Please complete all applicable fields.
  11. Step 7: Click the "Add a course or Update Learner Groups" button.
  12. Step 8: Select Groups:​​
    1. Question 1, choose "IRB Continuing Training (CITI Refresher Course) - Biomedical 2015" or "IRB Continuing Training (CITI Refresher Course) - Social/Behavioral/Educational 2015" as appropriate for your research areas. This is what registers you for continuing IRB training.
    2. Question 2, leave blank unless you intend to complete ICH-GCP training also. ICH-GCP training is not accepted for initial or continuing IRB training.
    3. Question 3, answer "Not at this time" unless you intend to complete CITI US Export Control Regulations training also. Export Control training is not valid for IRB training.
    4. Question 4, answer "Not at this time" unless you intend to complete CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training also. RCR training is not valid for IRB training.
  13. Click "Finalize registration."  You will be brought to the CITI Main Menu. The continuing training course you selected will be listed under the heading "Course". Click on the course name to begin.
  14. After completing the course, the Office of the IRB will be automatically notified. You do not need to follow steps 15 - 18 below.
  15. For those investigators that already have a CITI account, log in and click "Add a Course or Update Learner Groups."
  16. Complete the following: 
    1. Question 1, choose "IRB Continuing Training (CITI Refresher Course) - Biomedical 2015" or "IRB Continuing Training (CITI Refresher Course) - Social/Behavioral/Educational 2015" as appropriate for your research areas. This is what registers you for continuing IRB training.
    2. Question 2, leave blank unless you intend to complete ICH-GCP training also. ICH-GCP training is not accepted for initial or continuing IRB training.
    3. Question 3, answer "Not at this time" unless you intend to complete CITI US Export Control Regulations training also. Export Control training is not valid for IRB training.
    4. Question 4, answer "Not at this time" unless you intend to complete CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training also. RCR training is not valid for IRB training.
  17. Click "Submit." You will be brought to the CITI Main Menu. The continuing training course you selected will be listed under the heading "Course." Click on the course name to begin.
  18. After completing the course, the Office of the IRB will be automatically notified.

 
How can I document my IRB training?
To see the IRB's training records-for yourself or anyone else in our database-use the Training Records in IRB e-reports.
  • The OIRB does not provide completion certificates for individual IRB training courses.
  • The IRB database contains training information for non-UAB personnel that is not shown in BlazerNET or HealthStream.
  • HealthStream records may contain training information for UAB personnel that is not shown in the IRB database.
  • If you take the course course with a XIAS account-as soon as you pass the course-click "Grades" (under Course tools) and print that page if you want your own documentation.
Training Records in IRB e-reports
How to check anyone's training in the IRB database​