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SIRB Training Requirements

January 4th, 2017

New NIH policy has been released, requiring the use of a single institutional review board (SIRB) for domestic, non-exempt, multi-site research. This requirement applies to all competing grant applications with receipt dates on or after September 25, 2017. Other multi-center research may also propose to use a SIRB model, even if it is not funded by the NIH. 

Use of a SIRB for multi-center research requires additional components to ensure that an agreement for institutional reliance on a SIRB is established, that the requirements of all participating institutions and human research protection programs (HRPPs) are being met, and that all investigators and study team members are aware of their roles and responsibilities to the SIRB as well as to their local institution.

Effective February 1, 2017, the University of Utah Human Research Protection Program requires investigators and staff performing research under a SIRB model to complete SIRB training before the research can be activated at the University of Utah.

This is a one-time training requirement and does not require recertification. SIRB training does not replace the standard human subject research or GCP trainings required by the IRB.

The Research Administration Training Series (RATS) offers an in-person and online course titled, Multi-Center Research Using a Single Institutional Review Board (SIRB), which is available to University of Utah investigators and staff.

Multiple in-person sessions are available. To register for an in-person session, visit https://education.research.utah.edu/class_details.jsp?offeringId=281.

The online course is not yet posted and will be available on February 15, 2017.  Once available, you may register for the online course at https://education.research.utah.edu/online_classes.jsp?content=Online%20Classes.

The University of Utah IRB will also schedule group-specific training sessions upon request. Please contact irb@hsc.utah.edu to schedule a group training session.

SIRB training completion certificates must be sent to irb@hsc.utah.edu to be tracked in ERICA.

Please contact the IRB with questions at 801-581-3655 or irb@hsc.utah.edu

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Last Updated: 1/4/17