Training Requirements

Review Board: Human Subjects

Michigan Technological University is committed to the protection of human subjects in research. To ensure that all investigators and research personnel receive a well-rounded education in human subjects protection, Michigan Tech has posted several important sources of information at this IRB website. To meet the standard of excellence set forward by Michigan Tech, every Michigan Tech investigator is encouraged to give assurance that he/she has read the following required human subject protection documents. It is only a matter of time before the NIH and other federal funding sources will themselves require more extensive human subjects protection education and training. Our commitment compels us to lead the way!

Belmont Report: The Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) considers it unethical for anyone involved in human subject research not to have read the Belmont Report. It describes and explains the ethical principles that should be followed by such investigators: respect for persons, beneficence and justice.

Code of Federal Regulations: All human subject researchers must read 45 CFR 46. This document is the Federal regulation that describes the authority and responsibility of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) in protecting human subjects.

Michigan Tech Training Requirements for Human Subject Research

DHHS Training Requirement: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has mandated that researchers receive training in human subject protections and the ethical conduct of research. Beginning October 1, 2000, any DHHS grant application must be accompanied by a cover letter indicating that training in human subject protections has been completed.

The training requirement set forth by DHHS can be met through participation in a computer based training program (CBT) or tutorial.

REGARDLESS of funding source, you are required to undertake the on-line training session found at Human Subjects (CITI) Training.