Additional Education Resources

IRB Education Outreach Program

The IRB offers an Education Outreach Program which provides IRB education in a Basic and/or Advanced IRB Training format to the MUSC research community.  The Basic IRB Training format provides a broad overview of the IRB functions, IRB review types, and common pitfalls encountered with the application process.  The Advanced IRB Training offers more in-depth trainings regarding submitting Initial Studies, sIRB and Reliance Studies, Amendments, Continuing Reviews and Status Updates, and Reportable Events in the eIRB system.  For more information, or to request trainings, please email the IRB Education Administrator.

IRB Quarterly Newsletter

The IRB sends out an IRB Quarterly Newsletter which provides IRB updates, policy highlights, and tips for IRB submissions. View previous IRB Newsletters and subscribe for future updates


The Support Center for Clinical & Translational Science (SUCCESS) is the consolidated entry point for access to research expertise, information, and navigation spanning the entire research spectrum, from inception through technology transfer and dissemination of best practice models.  The SUCCESS Center provides consultations with the study application submission process.

Core Clinical Training - CCRT

The purpose of the Core Clinical Research Training (CCRT) is to prepare research personnel 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. Individuals completing the training will be prepared to coordinate research studies in compliance with the Good Clinical Practices and federal regulations concerning human subjects research.

Clinical Trials Bootcamp

The Clinical Trials Bootcamp is targeted at clinically-focused faculty and post-docs who are interested in participating as an MUSC PI in a multi-site study or who need additional support or a refresher on elements of conducting a clinical trial.  The bootcamp will provide a high-level overview of site PI responsibilities for multi-center studies.

Integrated Departmental Education for Administrators (IDEA) Program

The Integrated Departmental Education for Administrators (IDEA) program is a comprehensive initiative developed to meet the research administration needs of our campus to increase their effectiveness and streamline the administrative process related to research administration.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Help ensure compliance to state, federal, and university policies and procedures.
  • Provide staff with training (and tools) for their role in grant administration.
  • Improve research administration service to faculty.


Additional Links

Researcher Amendment Checklist (PDF)

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

UPIRSO Education