Basic Education Requirements for Human Subject Research
Key personnel for human research at Penn State Hershey are required to complete the applicable online course(s) below, and to meet the course continuing education renewal requirement every 3 years. The CITI Course Instructions provide the link and steps to access the 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, and continuing education credits are provided for eligible activities.
HSPO CATS-IRB Update
Open informational sessions on the new CATS-IRB data system, including the conversion of existing studies, an overview of the new submission processes, and review of new IRB templates.
Dec. 6, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lecture Room A
No registration is required for these sessions.
Hands-on workshops to help you learn the new IRB submission process using CATS (Centralized Application Tracking System), which goes live on December 9. See Investigator Resources for more information about CATS-IRB.
Dec. 3, 11:00 - 12:00 pm - Limited seats remaining
Dec. 10, 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Closed
Dec. 12, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Dec. 17, 9:00 - 10:00 am
Jan. 7, 9:00 - 10:00 am
Feb. 12, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Mar. 20, 11:00 - 12:00 am
Document Management: Guidance for Maintaining Regulatory
Waitlist and Requests
Additional sessions are scheduled based on interest.