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Required Training for IRB-01

If you are involved in research with human subjects, their tissue, or data, you must complete the following three mandatory training requirements. myIRB studies cannot be submitted unless all training has been completed and is up-to-date.1, 2

NOTE1: Once you have completed the training it takes several business days to process it and have it updated in myIRB.

NOTE2: Mandatory Training is not required for Non-human review types, however, if your study is found to be any other review type, or you are added to a study in myIRB that does not qualify as Non-human, you will be required to complete the mandatory IRB Training.

Required Training

Researchers are required to take 3 courses:

HIPAA for Research

Local IRB video

  • Location: Complete this in
    • Instructions: How to navigate myUFL to the IRB training
      • If you are affiliated with UF/Shands/VA, select IRB800 “IRB01 Mandatory Training”
      • If you are unaffiliated with UF/Shands/VA, select IRB801 “IRB01 Mandatory UIA Training”
    • Frequency: Every 3 years
      • The required IRB refresher training will only consist of watching the updated Local IRB video and taking the quiz. The Local IRB Video will need to be completed every 3 years and the refresher video is available through UF’s “myTraining” portal.  Please select IRB802 “IRB01 Mandatory Local Training Refresher”.
        • PLEASE NOTE: The myTraining system through myUFL will not allow you to take the IRB01 Local Training Refresher (IRB802) if your IRB01 Local Training (IRB800) certificate, or latest Refresher, has already expired. Please pay attention to the expiration date of your training if you would like to take advantage of the Refresher course. Otherwise, you will need to repeat the main IRB Local Training course (IRB800) again, in its entirety.

One of the Following

NIH Extramural Training (Recommended Option)


CITI (please review Issues below before completing)

  • Location: Complete this via
    • Instructions: How to navigate myUFL to the IRB Training
    • ISSUES:
      • You must follow the instructions above when competing the training.
        • Select “Group 1: IRB-01 Mandatory Training” on the Human Subjects Research page when registering.
        • Note that the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course does NOT fulfill the IRB training requirement.
      • You must access CITI via myUFL for training results to be transmitted to UF.
      • In order to access the CITI website, you must use one of the following browsers: current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari or Internet Explorer (IE) version 8.0 or later.  IE 7.0 or earlier versions will not work.  Additional information may be found at:
        • History/Ethical Principles
        • Basic IRB Regulations
        • Informed Consent

*CITI and NIH courses taken as a new user will have the expiration date extended out by 30 years for UF/Shands faculty and staff.

*VA researchers need to complete CITI training more frequently to comply with VA requirements. Contact the VA Research Service for more information about this and other VA training requirements: (352) 376-1611 extension 4204.

Do you need assistance?

  • HELP with updating training in myIRB, please contact our myIRB Technical Assistance at
  • HELP with myTraining, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk at (352) 392-4357 or at




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