Mandatory Human Subject Researcher Training

Published: October 31st, 2012

Category: Memos

Dr. David P. Norton, Vice President for Research

Effective January 7, 2013, the IRB education requirements must be met in order for a protocol to be
reviewed by IRB-01 (HealthCenter IRB). This includes all investigators, sub-investigators, research
coordinators and any other study staff involved in the conduct of a human subject research study (i.e.:
those previously listed in Addendum A).

The following chart outlines the required training to conduct human subject research; the items in RED
are the new requirements.  The NIH Extramural Education is already required if you obtain NIH funding.
The “Local IRB Video” requirement is currently available and may be accessed via
Directions on how to access all of the training modules are located at    All requirements are available to complete now, but again, it will be mandatory for you to have completed them by January 7, 2013.

Affiliation of Investigator

Education Requirements

How Often

UF or Shands

  • HIPAA for Researchers (1hr) Privacy Office Requirement
  • NIH Extramural Education (2hrs) or
    the following CITI  modules (Basic IRB Regulations, Informed Consent, History\Ethical Principals)
  • Local IRB Video (1 hr.)
  • Yearly
  • Every 3 years
  • Every 3 years


  • HIPAA For Researchers (1hr) Privacy Office Requirement
  • The Ethical Principals of Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practices (2-4hrs)
  • VA Privacy and Information Security Awareness and Rules of Behavior (1hr)
  • VHA Privacy Policy Web Training (HIPAA)(1hr)
  • Information Security 201 for Research and Development Personnel (1.5hrs)
  • Local IRB Video (1 hr.)
  • Yearly
  • Every 2 years
  • Yearly
  • Yearly
  • Once Only
  • Every 3 years

Please note, if you are a UF or Shands investigator, and you wish to conduct research at the NF\SG
VAMC, you must comply with the VA’s Educational Requirements.  Please contact the VA at 352-376-
1611 x4917.

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