Education & CITI Training

HRPP education and training in research ethics, regulations, and methodology are fundamental to the University’s mission to promote the highest standards in human research protections. IRB-HSR education and training are targeted to those involved in health sciences research.

The University of Virginia requires all individuals conducting research involving human participants to complete an initial online Human Subjects Research Protection training course and then to recertify every 3 years. Researchers submitting protocols to the IRB-HSR are required to complete the IRB-HSR Researcher Basic Course if they have never done so OR the IRB-HSR Researcher Refresher Course if they have previously taken the Basic Course. See the HRPP CITI Training for more information.

Beyond the CITI training requirement, educational offerings include a wide array of learning opportunities, from online learning shots to continuing education sessions, which cover a broad range of ethical, regulatory, and methodological topics.

The Virginia IRB Consortium provides additional opportunities for education for IRB staff, IRB members, and researchers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as for collaboration on issues related to human research protections and IRBs.