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IRB Education & Training

Research Integrity

In order to ensure the safety, confidentiality, and welfare of human subjects involved in research, the University requires and encourages specific and optional training and continued education programs.

Education & Training

Do's and Don'ts of Informed Consent (YouTube Instructional Video from Emory University 7m 57s)

Click Commerce eIRB - eIRB Training & Guidance

Human Subjects Protection - CITI

All MUSC investigators and key personnel involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of human subjects research (including exempt research) are required to take and pass, the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based course on human research subject protection.

The CITI Refresher course training is required every 3 years after the initial Basic course is successfully completed.

Access CITI courses at MUSC

Conflicts of Interest in Research Involving Human Subjects - CITI

This optional module is available through CITI as well. The module consists of 9 sections and a final quiz. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. 

Use of Human Stem Cells in Research


Education - Citi Modules

  • Stem Cell Research Oversight Part 1
  • Stem Cell Research Oversight Part 2
  • To Add these modules to your CITI training agenda
  • Log into CITI using your MUSC Netid and password
  • Scroll down to the "My Courses" area under "Medical University of South Carolina"
  • Click the "Add a course or update your learner groups for Medical University of South Carolina" immediately below your courses
  • Scroll down to Question 3 and Select
  • Stem Cell Research Oversight Part 1
  • Stem Cell Research Oversight Part 2
  • Click Continue
  • The 2 courses will now appear under "My Courses" and are available for completion

Core Clinical Training - CCRT

The purpose of the Core Clinical Research Training (CCRT) is to prepare participants to coordinate cost-effective health care research which protects the rights and safety of human subjects, achieves recruitment and retention outcomes and contributes to the science of health care. Participants completing the training will be prepared to coordinate research studies in compliance with the Good Clinical Practices and federal regulations concerning human subjects research.

MUSC Senior Administration Support of This Initiative

Continuing Education for IRB Members

The following PowerPoint slide sets address topics of focus for IRB members. Others in the research community may find the information useful if protocols deal with the relevant topics.