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Applied Psychology Lab Guide to IRB Training. What is it? Institutional Review Board A board of reviewers who decides if your research should be allowed.

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1 Applied Psychology Lab Guide to IRB Training

2 What is it? Institutional Review Board A board of reviewers who decides if your research should be allowed to be continued. Consists of: At least 5 members, both sexes must be represented, varied professions, those with both scientific and nonscientific concerns, and at least one member not affiliated with the institution.

3 Who is required to be certified? Anyone who conducts research with human subjects must be approved by IRB Research is defined as: a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge Human subjects are defined as: a living individual about whom an investigator... conducting research obtains 1) data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or 2) identifiable private information. (from ETSU IRB FAQ page)http://www.etsu.edu/irb/irbfaq.htm

4 Why is IRB important? The Belmont Report (1979) discusses the protection of human subjects in research, and is the foundation for institutional review boards. Protects human subjects, the integrity of the institution, and yourself.

5 When to complete IRB training IRB training must be completed prior to submitting a research protocol Have 2 copies of your completed IRB training report in a lab coordinator’s box (Mike, Phil, Kevin, Jesse, Ben) in the APL by September 21, 5:00pm

6 How do I complete IRB training? Click “Register for the CITI Program” then submit Under ALL OTHERS, choose “East Tennessee State University” then submit Select your Username and Password, then submit. This is what you are going to use to go in and out of the program Fill out Registration Page, then submit Select “Social and behavioral not affiliated with VA” then submit On the Learners Menu, click on “Basic Course (required; Status Incomplete)”

7 How do I complete IRB Training? Complete the Required modules (top of page) To get access to the optional modules (not part of required training unless requested), click on “View the Grade Book” after completing the test on the last module. Scroll down. This will give you all the score of the modules you have completed and give you access to the optional modules. Print the certificate by clicking on “Print a certificate of completion” after finishing the test on the last module. This will trigger an to the IRB, letting us know you completed the training.


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