Who will track the course completion?


Course completion for the brief module explaining the requirements will be tracked by the IRB through MyLearing. Specific skills training will be the responsibility of the PI and study teams.

Will staff receive a certificate upon completing the initial module? If so, where can this be downloaded?


Yes, a certificate is available and can be accessed on MyLearning.

Can the training be done online?


Links to online training are provided on the ICTR website. Skills should be practiced in a “hands on” manner and checklists require physically preforming the skill for a trainer to observe and check off.

How often does my research staff have to re-certify their training?


There are no specific requirements for retraining. A good rule of thumb is every two years. If a staff member is not performing the clinical task often (say hasn’t drawn blood for a year) you should consider retraining and/or an updated skills checklist.

How do I know if a procedure is minimal risk?


You can consult with the IRB if you have a question about a specific procedure not listed in the training. 410-955-3008