Marywood University has a training policy for investigators, co-investigators, research assistants, sponsors, Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Exempt Review Committee (ERC) members and IRB/ERC administrative personnel (staff).
All persons engaged in research activities involving human participants must complete an online training program and supply two completion certificates, as follows:
In addition, those engaged in clinical trial studies must complete the clinical trial researcher training.
In general, an individual is considered engaged in research activities when for the purposes of the research, he/she obtains:
Interpreters working directly with participants are considered to be engaged in research. These individuals must complete the Human Research Curriculum only.
Transcriptionists, document translators, translators of de-identified audio recordings, or other hired professionals performing a skill (e.g., X-ray technician) are usually not considered to be engaged in research so long as they are not interpreting or analyzing results, and therefore may not be required to complete online training. Decisions about training for these individuals will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Please see our Training Information page for further details.
For questions about online training requirements or our online training websites, please contact Dr. Laura Ann Camlet Houser, Director of Research Compliance, at (570) 340-6031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.