Institutional Review Board

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Recently adopted revisions to the Common Rule: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have issued final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule). The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 (for implementation on January 19, 2018). More information is available online.

Training and Certification: In the past we recommended the NIH / HHS training online - which was free, had assessments, and provided certification. Unfortunately it has been discontinued as of Sept. 26, 2018. (Their materials are still available online here - - in PDF format.) Here are several resources that may help you if you are looking for training related to the responsible conduct of research and the protection of human subjects:

Valencia College also offers regularly scheduled introductory trainings for faculty and staff members, which provide an overview of the IRB process, the historical foundations, and a discussion of the college's commitment to principles of good practice in research. Please see the EDGE catalog in ATLAS for more information.