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 certain 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.

What other training is offered?

In this section of our website, you'll also find current and previous "news" posts, links to all of our webinars on various topics, and other resources. You may also contact our staff at to set up personalized help sessions. eIRB help topics are found on the eIRB section of this website.