What Training Is Required?
All employees, faculty, staff, students, privileged physicians and/or contracted physician of University Medical Center of Southern Nevada engaged in the conduct of human subject research must have reviewed and be familiar with the principles of The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research, along with applicable federal and state laws and institutional policies regarding Human Subjects Research.
Prior to submitting research protocols for review and approval by the UMC IRB, all research personnel listed on a UMC IRB submission, regardless of their position, must complete the web-based Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Program in the Protection of Human Subjects in Research available at http://www.citiprogram.org/ or have documented research experience on their CV. Please note that documented research experience will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
To satisfy the education requirement, investigators and members of their research team must complete and pass one of the following series of CITI modules:
- Biomedical Research Group (includes the Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Human Subjects Protections (HSP) modules), and /or
- Social/Behavioral Research Group
Instructions for UMCSN (CITI) Human Subjects Research Education Course
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