All individuals seeking IRB approval for research proposals must pass the NIH Research Ethics Training on Protecting Human Research Participants. All research team members involved in data collection or with access to the data MUST complete the training and submit the certificate of completion along with the protocol proposal prior to approval of a research project.
Note: NIH recently announced it will no longer provide the online ethics training course. All University of Lynchburg affiliated individuals submitting a research protocol proposal from now until January 2019 must complete the NIH training and save the certificate before September 26, 2018 at which time the ethics course will no longer be available. A new ethics training will be available in January 2019.
The training will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete, depending upon your reading speed and familiarity level with research ethics.
Please follow the step-by-step instructions below to complete the training.
- Go to https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php
- If you are returning user, please login with your username and password. If you do not have an account, click on the Registration button under “New to PHRP Course” and complete the registration form (registration is free).
- Complete all sections of the web-based training course, including all quizzes.
- After passing all sections, click on “Get Certificate” to save a copy of your certificate as a pdf.
- Please save and keep a copy of the certificate and keep it on file for three years. ALL researchers will need to include a copy of the certificate at the end of the protocol proposal with the request for a proposal in order to demonstrate completion of the course.
- All individuals must be recertified after 3 years.
Note: Research team members who are not affiliated with the University of Lynchburg may provide proof of ethics training (completed within the past 3 years) from either NIH or CITI.