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The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) provides a decision tool to help determine if research is considered human subjects research and if it may be considered exempt from Federal regulations. This tool was recently updated to reflect the 2018 Revised Common Rule requirements.

Decision Tool: Am I Doing Human Subjects Research?


Did you know CITI Program has even more courses and webinars to meet your training needs?

Courses – Human Subjects Research (HSR)

HSR provides foundational training in human subjects research and includes the historical development of human subject protections, ethical issues, and current regulatory and guidance information.

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Course – Revised Common Rule

Comprehensive training covering the Final Rule updates to the Common Rule.

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Webinar – Preparing for Single IRB (sIRB) under the Common Rule

Dive deep into the sIRB requirement under the revised Common Rule.

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Webinar – Transitioning Research to the Revised Common Rule: The What, How, and Why

Learn about considerations and challenges for transitioning pre-existing research to the revised Common Rule, as well as required documentation and tips for IRB review.

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Webinar – Revised Common Rule: Revisions to Informed Consent

Explores the revised Common Rule’s updates to informed consent. Focuses on key changes, new elements, and updates to existing requirements.

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