What Training is Required?

All employees, faculty, staff, students and/or agents of Emory University engaged in the conduct of human subject research must have reviewed and be familiar with the principles of “The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research”, along with applicable Federal and State laws and institutional policies regarding Human Subjects Research.

  • Prior to submitting research protocols for review and approval by the EU IRB, all research personnel listed on an Emory IRB submission, regardless of their role, must complete the web-based Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Program in the Protection of Human Subjects in Research available at CITI Program
  • Investigators on FDA-regulated clinical trials will also need to complete additional training in clinical research conduct, per Emory policy. 
  • Investigators and staff on NIH-funded study that meet the definition of "clinical trial" (even if not FDA-regulated) must have current GCP training, regardless of their role on the study, per NIH policy.
  • See "Courses" below for more information on all of the above.

What other training is offered?

See below for links to past and upcoming webinars - a crucial source of IRB information.

You may also contact our staff at to set up personalized help sessions, or arrange outreach for your group/department.

For eIRB system instructions, see "Courses" below. Be sure to use the links to our "Page-Level Help" and eIRB FAQs!