Training in Human Subjects Protections

UAB requires key personnel engaged in human subjects research complete training in human subjects protections.  Training must be completed once in each defined three year block of time. The current training period is for years 2015-2017.

All key personnel must complete an initial training course. If this is your first time to complete training, click here to see initial training options accepted by the UAB IRB. This link also includes information regarding UAB’s acceptance of previous training completed at another institution.

Continuing IRB Training

After key personnel have completed initial training, they must complete a continuing training option in subsequent training periods. 

You will need to complete the continuing training course for the 2015-2017 period if your initial training was prior to January 1, 2015. If you completed initial training for the first time on January 1, 2015 or later, there is no need to complete continuing training in the 2015-2017 training period.

GCP Training​

All UAB investigators and staff involved in clinical trials, regardless of funding source, are required to meet the NIH policy regarding GCP training for basic GCP training and refresher GCP training every three years. The policy can be found at Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials; NOT-OD-16-148​. Current GCP training (taken within the past three years) will be required for new protocols submitted to the Office of the IRB as of January 1, 2017. Ongoing protocols must meet this requirement by February 28, 2017.

Checking Training Status

Click the link above to check the training status of key personnel.

Training FAQs​