Training Requirements for Human Research
Investigators and study team members for human research at Penn State Hershey are required to complete the applicable online course(s) below, and to meet the renewal requirement every 3 years. For more information about the educational requirements see the What training is required to conduct Human Research section in the Investigator Manual, available in the CATS IRB Library on the General tab. The CITI Course Instructions provide the steps to access these courses.
- Protection of Human Research Subjects - the basic IRB requirement for all key personnel
- Good Clinical Practice and ICH - additional requirement for key personnel on FDA-regulated research
Research consultations: Individuals may contact the HSPO to schedule a meeting to discuss a research submission and IRB requirements.
Educational presentations: Speakers are available to provide presentations on human subjects protection topics to departments, groups and community organizations, and may be requested by contacting the HSPO.
Workshops and seminars: Upcoming events are listed below. Continuing education credits are provided for eligible educational activities.
The HSPO offers workshops to learn the CATS IRB submission system, drop in CATS IRB help hours, and other workshops/seminars on the topics listed below. These activities are scheduled based on interest. Please contact the HSPO to be placed on a waitlist if the topic you are interested in is not currently scheduled.
- CATS IRB Activities
- CATS IRB Help Hours
- CATS IRB Training Workshop
- Other workshops/seminars
- IRB Process Overview for Researchers
- Informed Consent Process for Research
- Reportable New Information for Research
- Research Document Management
- IRB Policy for Security and Integrity of Human Research Data
CATS IRB HELP HOURS
Open lab hours to receive computer help as you work on your CATS IRB submission, or complete the conversion steps for a PRAMS study that converted to CATS.
Wed., Oct. 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., room C2610
Thur., Nov.13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., room C2610
Tue., Dec. 09, 11:00 - a.m. - 12:00 p.m., room C2610
CATS IRB TRAINING WORKSHOP
Hands-on workshops to learn about the IRB submission process using CATS IRB, the online Centralized Application Tracking System.
Thur., Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., room H318, ground floor Radiology area
Thur., Nov.13, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., room C2610
Tue., Dec. 09, 9:30 - a.m. - 11:00 p.m., room C2610
Contact the HSPO to be placed on the waitlist for a workshop not currently available.