All human research at ACU must be compliant with the Federal Regulations published by the Department of Health and Human Services 45 CFR 46 "The Common Rule“ . ACU’s ORSP and IRB policies and procedures are written to ensure compliance. Prior to designing or conducting research in which there are human participants, it is important that all investigators and faculty advisors (when applicable) have sufficient training and knowledge with regard to pertinent federal regulations and ethical guidelines. The NIH Office of Extramural Research provides an online course which should be used to obtain and document basic training. This training must be completed by all research team members once every 5 years.
In addition, all research team members must complete EthicsCORE Responsible Conduct of Research Training. Be sure to register under the ACU group when creating an account. RCR training should be conducted once every 4 years.
Upon completion of the training, please save your Certificate of Completion to provide the IRB documentation of your training.
All training modules are accessible via a Canvas Research Training Course. You may request access to the classroom by clicking here.