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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Training

Training helps to support successful research and compliance. Below we provide information on training regarding Human Subjects Research, Conflict of Interest (COI), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and other Institutional Compliance Training (HIPAA, Training on Safety of Children, Biosafety, etc.).

Trainings for Bloomberg School Researchers

JHSPH Learner Groups Training Courses Required
All JHSPH faculty myLearning: Conflict of Interest and Commitment (COI), based on institutional requirements.
All JHSPH investigators, study staff, and students who have not previously completed CITI human subjects research ethics training

CITI: JHSPH Basic Human Subjects Research Course

(Go to CITI to take courses)

JHSPH investigators, study staff, and students who previously completed CITI human subjects research training 5 years (or more) ago and need to renew certification

CITI: JHSPH Human Subjects Research Refresher Courses

(Go to CITI to take courses)

JHSPH investigator, study staff, and students conducting clinical trials with drugs/devices

MyLearning: Good Clinical Practice

(Go to CITI to take courses)

OR

CITI: Good Clinical Practice and ICH (GCP)

(Go to CITI to take courses)

   
JHSPH investigators, study staff, and students who store or use human-derived tissues or bodily fluids (including human cell lines), recombinant DNA or synthetic nucleic acid molecules, potentially pathogenic organisms or infectious agents, or biological toxins.

JHM Biosafety Training: Registration and training requirements are available at:

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/biosafety/index.html

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/ibc/index.html

JHSPH faculty, students, and staff who interact through a Hopkins research project with youth. myLearning: Training on the Safety of Children in University Programs (in accordance with) University Policy
JHSPH local data collectors JHSPH Field Guides: Training in person for Human Subjects Research Ethics and GCP
Non-JHSPH co-investigators who have not completed human subjects research ethics or GCP training elsewhere and need training to register in PHIRST

CITI: JHSPH Basic Human Subjects Research Course and/or GCP (standard or Social/Behavioral) using JHSPH CITI institutional account (Go to CITI to take courses)

OR

Training for Non-JHSPH Investigators and Study Team Members

 

JHSPH investigators, study staff, and students using Protected Health Information (PHI) in Research, HIPAA

CITI: HIPAA: Health Privacy Issues for Researchers

(Go to CITI to take courses)

JHSPH investigator, study staff, and students conducting research on Native American reservations.

CITI: Native American Research

(Go to CITI to take courses)

 

Field Training Guides for Data Collectors

JHSPH investigators often hire local people to collect data for their research. These individuals are "engaged" in human subjects research as they interact with participants and often are also obtaining informed consent. Depending upon level of education, language, and web access, online training may not be appropriate as a training mechanism for data collectors. The Field Guides below provide the basic information data collectors require and are intended for in-person training.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Social and Behavioral Research Field Guide

JHSPH Human Subjects Research Ethics Field Training Guide

Ethics Training for Non-JHSPH Investigator and Study Team Members

In general, the JHSPH IRB will accept certification of completion of human subjects research ethics training, HIPAA training, and GCP training from sources other than CITI and JHU MyLearning for non-Hopkins investigators and study team members. For international studies, we suggest you use the Family Health International (FHI) “Research Ethics Training Curriculum, 2/e”, which uses a case-study approach. The U.S. National Institutes of Health offers human subjects research, GCP, and other trainings that are acceptable.