Institutional Research Board (IRB)
All research that involves human subjects requires IRB approval. The Stanford IRB Home Page includes links to information regarding topics such as whether your project requires IRB review, instructions for submission of protocols, and frequently asked questions and resources.
Completion of human subject training by all staff working on a research project is required forl ALL investigators and other study personnel, including all persons who are responsible for the design, conduct, data analysis or reporting. It is only one of the requirements for protocol approval by the IRB. We strongly suggest that you take the CITI training before submitting your protocol.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
Stanford is a CITI participating organization and all Stanford IRB is done through the CITI Program. See the Stanford Human Subjects Required Tutorial web page for training requirement details and to find the link to the CITI training website.
Remember, ALL investigators and other study personnel, including all persons who are responsible for the design, conduct, data analysis or reporting is just one of the requirements for protocol approval by the IRB. Please take the CITI training before submitting your protocol.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and its regulations (the "Privacy Rule" and the "Security Rule") protect the privacy of an individual's health information and govern the way certain health care providers and benefits plans collect, maintain, use and disclose protected health information (PHI). If a study uses or discloses PHI, it must contain HIPAA language or a separate HIPAA authorization. Each person who handles PHI must compete HIPAA training. There are several different courses depending on your particular research responsibilities, See the HIPPA website for details.