Required Training

All investigators and key personnel who participate in the protocol design, interact with any human subject for research purposes, obtain the informed consent of human subjects for research purposes, obtain identifiable information or biospecimens for research purposes and access, use, study and analyze identifiable information or biospecimens for research purposes must complete the Human Subject Research Training. The IRB will not accept training certificates that exceed three years from the issuance date.

The DSHS IRB accepts the Office for Human Research ProtectionsProtecting Human Research Participants, or Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training certificates.

The IRB may consider training certificates issued from the investigator/key personnel’s home institution if the human research courses satisfy this requirement.

Contact your institution’s research office to learn about training options. For help determining if your training meets DSHS IRB requirements, please email