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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 every 3 years.
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.
Initial IRB training is valid for 3 years from the date of completion. After 3 years, continuing/refresher IRB training will need to be completed. Continuing/refresher IRB training will need to be repeated every 3 years for active key personnel.
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.
Click the link above to check the training status of key personnel.

The Office of the IRB (OIRB) offers researchers guidance documents to help them conduct human subjects research in compliance with regulatory and policy requirements. These documents are available online through the links at the left.

If you can't find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact the OIRB at (205) 934-3789, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..