• When do I have to update my IRB training?

    IRB training should be updated once in each two-year training period. The training periods are 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, and so on.

    Initial and continuing IRB training are "good" until December 31 of the next two-year training period. Continuing training does not have to be completed in the same two-year period in which you completed your first initial training on record with UAB.


    • Your first initial training on record with UAB was completed in 2011 or later. Your training is up to date until December 31, 2014. Before that date, you will need to complete the 2013-2014 course (which was not available as of today, February 21, 2013).
    • You have initial training on record with UAB in 2010 or earlier. You need to take the Financial Conflict of Interest in Research course before becoming involved in human subjects research. Registration is described in detail at www.uab.edu/irb/training/continuing.

    NOTE: Courses offered through CITI and NIH are not valid for continuing training—they are valid only for initial training.