IRB Process and Schedule

Human Subjects Protections (HSP) Certification

The UHCMC IRB requires all Principal Investigators, individuals obtaining informed consent, and Key Study Personnel (KSP) on federally funded research obtain CITI certification prior to conducting research. See IRB Policy – Certification in Human Subjects’ Protections. Questions regarding this certification can be directed to

Once certified, investigators must maintain valid certification by participating in ongoing continuing research education credit (CREC) programs. The UH IRB follows the Case Western Reserve University requirements for re-certification.

Investigator Training

UH Investigator Training serves as an introduction and detailed overview of the research process here at University Hospitals and highlights the essential information needed to be successful. Completion of this course is required for all investigators and is strongly recommended for all staff conducting research at University Hospitals.

UH Investigator Training can be accessed through the UH GPS Learning Management System.

Research Credentialing

For all non-UH personnel that will have access to UH PHI, UH systems, or will be conducting research on UH facilities, credentialing is required. See UH Research SOP GA-103.

Additional credentialing information can be obtained on the UH Research Credentialing webpage.

IRB Process Flow
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