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Research Involving Human Participants

Required Education



OUHSC policy mandates that all faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and graduate students engaged in research involving human subjects who meet the definition of key study personnel complete both the initial and continuing education requirements described below.

Key Study Personnel:  Individuals who provide study-related services or assistance and have knowledge of the study protocol AND the identity of study participants or their protected (identifiable) health information. 



Initial Education Requirements

  1. Completion of the CITI (Collaborative IRB Training Initiative) Basic Web-Based Course  
  1. Attendance at the IRB In-House Education Program
  1. Written Attestation


Continuing Education Requirement

  1. CITI Refresher Web-Based Course: completion required every two years. To register for the course, refer to these brief instructions.

The CITI Refresher Course is a comprehensive review of the basic course modules covering both biomedical and social/behavioral topics.   It includes updated material as it becomes available.  The program will take several hours to complete depending upon your familiarity with the material.


Brown Bag Series

The IRB offers hour-long workshops. 

Revised: 7/24/2013

Institutional Review Board (IRB) - OU Health Sciences Center
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Phone: 405/271-2045 - Fax: 405/271-1677

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