IRB Human Research Training
The Pennsylvania State University requires completion of the Protection of Human Research Subjects course (initial and continuing education every 3 years) for individuals involved in the conduct or oversight of human subjects research. Additionally, if conducting FDA-regulated research, investigators and staff at Penn State Hershey must also complete the required Good Clinical Practice course, along with the above course. The training is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami (CITI).
The training can be accessed at http://citi.psu.edu.
The CITI Course Instructions provide the steps to enroll or to affiliate from another institution.
For more information on training requirements, access the Investigator Manual, and refer to the section ‘What training is required to conduct Human Research’.
Contact the HSPO to schedule a meeting to discuss a research submission and IRB requirements.
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
The following workshop and seminars are repeated periodically based on interest. Contact the HSPO to be placed on the waitlist if a topic of interest is not currently available. Recurring topics include CATS IRB Training, IRB Process Overview for Researchers, Informed Consent Process for Research, Reportable New Information for Research, Research Document Management and IRB Policy for Security and Integrity of Human Research Data.
Call the HSPO, 717-531-5687, to register for a workshop.
CATS IRB training
Learn the IRB submission process using the Centralized Application Tracking System (CATS).
Wednesday, April 13, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Room C2610
Tuesday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Room C2610
Thursday, June 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Room C2610
Research document management
Get guidance for maintaining regulatory documents and subject records.
Tuesday, June 14, 1 to 3 p.m., Room SS206
Informed consent process for research
Tuesday, June 14, 3 to 4 p.m., Room SS206