Education and Resources

If you have questions about required research training through the CITI Program, such as Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Human Subject Research (HSR), or Good Clinical Practice (GCP), or the annual Conflict of Interest disclosure form please visit the New Human Researchers page. External Collaborators and OHSU affiliated non-employees (e.g.,  students, residents, and volunteers) that need to be listed as study staff in the eIRB system or intend to complete OHSU research training or CoI requirements have a different set of onboarding instructions.

The IRB offers training primarily online for the OHSU research community. However, some in-person training is also provided through our Lunch and Learns and other trainings. Departments can request training for their group on particular topics, especially for the waived study process.

Registration in the Compass learning system is required for lunch and learn sessions. Sessions will be cancelled if there are not at least 5 people registered. Those who register for a session that does not meet our minimum enrollment requirement will be notified via email of the session cancellation.

Please contact if you have any questions about offered training, or would like to request group/departmental training.

NOTE: Lunch and Learn Classes are cancelled during the summer.

Introduction to the IRB (Online Training)

The Introduction to the IRB courses (Overview and Getting Started) offer a brief history of institutional review boards (IRB), tips for submitting your human subjects research for IRB review and working with Non-OHSU collaborators.

You will also learn basic information about the review process for IRB approval at OHSU, including documents and information commonly required for study submissions. Details on the use of the eIRB system will also be provided, and generally covers initial submissions, Modifications, Continuing Reviews, and Reportable New Information (RNI) submissions. This introductory course is strongly recommended for those new to human subject research or research staff new to OHSU but may also be a helpful refresher for those who have questions about the eIRB system or the OHSU IRB process.

IRB Lunch and Learn sessions

The IRB Lunch and Learn series contains sessions on varying topics every 4th Thursday of the month. Topics commonly include: Reportable New Information (RNIs); Informed Consent; Repositories; eIRB system changes and upgrades; Q&A sessions with IRB Specialists; or IRB news and updates, such as with the Revised Common Rule or the Waived Study Process. These sessions are strongly recommended for all PIs and study staff involved in human subject research. Please register in Compass.

Session Topic Date Time Location
Repositories September 28, 2023 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. WebEx
Perfect IRB Submissions October 26, 2023 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. WebEx
Cancelled - Holiday November 23, 2023 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. WebEx

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the IRB Education Archive

The IRB FAQs page contains information across several topics, such as how to do things in the eIRB system, using Central IRBs, onboarding External Collaborators, and other sections specific to particular content pages.

Visit our education archive for past IRB Notes, Lunch and Learn session slides, and other PowerPoint presentations and handouts.

Other education resources

Beyond Research Integrity there are a great deal of resources, events, and training available relevant to the conduct of human subject research. The resources listed below are more specific to training.