Resources for IRB Members & Researchers

Federal regulations now require that every IRB member, researcher, and key personnel of a research team certify knowledge of federal regulations and policies dealing with human subjects. The Goucher College Policy on the Use of Human Subjects requires IRB members, researchers, and key personnel of all research teams to submit certificates of completion of a web-based training course to the IRB with IRB submissions. Log in or register on the CITI Program website to complete the course. To get started, view these instructions (PDF). Researchers should also review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) also maintains a helpful website that contains links to the regulations and OHRP Policy Guidances.

Sample child assent form (DOC)

Sample parent consent form (children) (DOC)

Annotated sample expedited submission - qualitative study (PDF)

Annotated sample expedited submission - quantitative study (PDF)

Institutional Review Board: Ally Not Adversary (PDF)