All individuals seeking IRB approval for research proposals must pass the NIH Research Ethics Training on Protecting Human Research Participants (for those with up-to-date CITI certification, please see the note below). All research team members involved in data collection or with access to the data MUST complete the training and submit the certificate of completion prior to approval of a research proposal.
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 attach a copy of the certificate with the request for a proposal in order to demonstrate completion of the course.
- All individuals must be recertified after 3 years.
Note for those those who have completed CITI training: As of June 1, 2018 ALL individuals submitting proposals will need to have completed NIH training. If you are currently CITI trained and wish to wait until after June 1, 2018 to complete the NIH training, you will need to submit proof of completion of the CITI training with your request for a research proposal. You must log in to your CITI account and save a copy of your completion report to submit with your request for a proposal template.