Basic Education Requirements for Human Subject Research
Key personnel for human research at Penn State Hershey are required to complete the applicable online course(s) below, and to meet the course continuing education renewal requirement every 3 years. The CITI Course Instructions provide the link and steps to access the courses.
- Protection of Human Research Subjects - the basic IRB requirement for all key personnel
- Good Clinical Practice and ICH - additional requirement for key personnel on FDA-regulated research
Research consultations: Individuals may contact the HSPO to schedule a meeting to discuss a research submission and IRB requirements.
Educational presentations: Speakers are available to provide presentations on human subjects protection topics to departments, groups and community organizations, and may be requested by contacting the HSPO.
Workshops and seminars: Upcoming events are listed below, and continuing education credits are provided for eligible activities.
CATS IRB HELP HOURS
Open drop-in sessions to receive help as you work on your own CATS IRB submission, or complete the conversion steps for a PRAMS study. No appointment is necessary. Computers will be available on a first come first served basis. Bring your PSU ID and password for CATS IRB. Please note that the location varies. Contact the HSPO for directions if needed.
Mon., March 10, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Location ASB1403
Thur., March 20, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Location C2610
CATS IRB TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Hands-on workshops to learn about the IRB submission process using CATS (Centralized Application Tracking System).
Thur., March 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Location C2610
Waitlist and Requests
Additional sessions are scheduled based on interest.