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:  The National Institute of Health's (NIH) Protecting Human Research Participants tutorial is available online, without charge.  This certification is accepted by the college as evidence of the training required of researchers. The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) certification also meets this requirement. The college 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.