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New to UAB?
New faculty members or researchers may begin or continue their research if they provide certification of completing the CITI course-or another training course accepted by the institution as meeting the federal IRB training requirements-while affiliated with an institution that holds a Federalwide Assurance (FWA).

Persons submitting certification of a training course other than the CITI course should also submit a description of the course (e.g., syllabus, course objectives and outline).

Depending on the date when the "transferred" training was completed, continuing IRB training may also be required. click here for more information on continuing IRB training.

To receive IRB training credit at UAB, you must submit a copy of your completion certificate showing your name, the name of the course, and the date you completed it. two items to the UAB OIRB by fax (934-1301) or scan-and-email to Loren Campbell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​). 

VA Employee?
For IRB training credit, provide the OIRB with your CITI Completion Certificate showing completion of the Basic CITI Course in the Protection of Human Subjects.​

Working with non-UAB Researchers Outside the USA?
This training is not accepted for UAB students or employees or for persons who live in the USA.

Researchers who do not live in the USA and are not employed by UAB, initial IRB training may be completed through either one of two training curricula produced by Family Health International: "Research Ethics Training Curriculum" and "Research Ethics Training Curriculum for Community Representatives." These curricula are available at the FHI web site .

IRB training credit at UAB can be granted after the OIRB receives either

  1. Hard copy: a copy of the researcher's FHI completion certificate.
  2. Electronic copy: an e-mail message sent from the international researcher directly to the UAB IRB that includes the FHI completion certificate (attached or forwarded) and contact information.